Harvest has started across a wider part of the Midsouth, although rains in the upper Delta put things on hold.
More cutting would have started but rains kept combines out of fields that are planned for second-cropping production this fall.
More rice is heading in the coastal production areas of Louisiana and Texas and a hefty portion of the Midsouth crop is now under flood.
If forecasts hold, a tropical system in the gulf will bring more rain to parts of our coverage area over the Labor Day weekend. That will further delay standard pre-flood nitrogen […]
Rice harvest has restarted on a spotty and limited basis in parts of Arkansas and Mississippi. Farmers are finding at least a few areas that are dry enough to hold up equipment or they […]
Rains continue to stall harvest in southwest Louisiana, Texas. A small amount of draining starts in the Midsouth.
In places where farmers are still desperately trying to take rice to flood, the storm has its upside – quick, free water.
Delays in Arkansas have kept at least some growers from taking fields to flood, especially in areas that were hit hard in early May by excessive rainfall and river flooding. […]
With recent slippage in rice prices, some growers in the Delta states may throw in the towel and plant soybeans once they can move into the field again.
The weather has thrown a huge monkey wrench into the 2016 rice season across much of our coverage area. Flood waters have covered thousands of acres of standing rice in […]