Rice Harvest Begins But Rain Tosses in a Wrench Aug 2, 2022

    🕔Aug 2, 2022
    Harvest is underway in the southern states, and the good news is, the theme seems to be promising yields from early reports. However, depending on where you are, untimely rain […]

    Louisiana: Deja Vu as Hurricane Delta Hits Rice Country Oct 13, 2020

    🕔Oct 13, 2020
    Let me begin by stating that those of us in southwest Louisiana, particularly in the rice industry, have decided we want to officially cancel our subscription to the Hurricane of […]

    Gulf Coast Rice: Cristobal Causes a Scare But Leaves No Scars Jun 10, 2020

    🕔Jun 10, 2020
    The past few days had growers in the Gulf Coast region watching the weather and wondering what conditions Tropical Storm Cristobal would bring as forecast models had the storm tracking […]

    Louisiana: Planting Season Rolling Along Despite Coronavirus Closures   Mar 17, 2020

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    🕔Mar 17, 2020
    Many  schools and workplaces have  closed up shop amid the coronavirus pandemic. But in the world of agriculture,  the show must go on. In Louisiana, this  is rice and corn  planting season […]

    Louisiana Master Farmer Program Graduates Recognized Jan 10, 2020

    🕔Jan 10, 2020
    Six people who completed environmental stewardship training through the Louisiana Master Farmer Program were recognized Jan. 9 during the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts annual meeting in Baton Rouge. They […]

    Louisiana Rice: Weather Deals Blow to Harvest Aug 23, 2019

    🕔Aug 23, 2019
    Farmers probably would like to forget the 2019 rice crop, which has been plagued by low yields. Bad weather from the start of the growing season through harvest is being […]

    Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year Dec 14, 2017

    🕔Dec 14, 2017
    Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year at the USA Rice Outlook Conference. In addition, former LSU […]

    Rice: International Rice Leadership Class Spends Week on the Road Nov 29, 2017

    🕔Nov 29, 2017
    Earlier this month, the 2017 International Rice Leadership Class visited several rice production operations, processing facilities, and public and private research stations in Nicaragua and Columbia.  Class members met with senior […]

    Louisiana Farmers Voice Concerns About Infrastructure, Labor During State Listening Tour Nov 21, 2017

    🕔Nov 21, 2017
    Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain wrapped up an agriculture and forestry listening tour at Richard and Neal Fontenot’s R&N Farms in the Evangeline Parish community […]

    Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship Sep 27, 2017

    🕔Sep 27, 2017
    Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his […]


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