Louisiana Rice: Post Laura Damage Assessment and Clean-Up Continues Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The effects on the rice industry following Hurricane Laura continue to be felt across the mid-South, and particularly in southwest Louisiana where some harvesting has resumed, and yields there are […]

Louisiana: Hurricane Laura Causes Extensive Damage to Timber Industry Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
A little more than week after Hurricane Laura ripped through Louisiana, twisting trees and downing timber, large-scale assessments of the damage the storm caused to the timber industry are just […]

Arkansas Rice: Hurricane, Cool Temps – This Crop Needs A Break Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
The expected rains this week were even more prevalent than expected following Hurricane Laura. Some areas have now seen rainfall for 6 to 7 consecutive days. Areas that experienced initial […]

Rice: One Week Later, Laura’s Damage Report Still Unfolding Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
It’s been a week since Hurricane Laura made landfall in the rice country of southwest Louisiana, carving a path of destruction with winds and rain that then moved on through […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Hurricane Laura’s Effect On The Crop (In Pictures) Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
The hurricane caused light to heavy lodging (leaning or laying over) throughout the state. A few fields had 100% moderate to severe lodging. Although the hurricane caused lodging in most […]

Arkansas: Harvest Halted by Week of Rain Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
Although Arkansas growers by and large escaped the worst of Tropical Storm Laura’s destruction, the days of rain that followed have halted the burgeoning 2020 harvest in its tracks. The […]

Disaster Bill May Be Needed for Recent Events, Says Perdue – DTN Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Congress will need to decide whether to expand USDA’s disaster program to cover more recent disasters such as Hurricane Laura and the Midwest derecho storm, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said […]

Louisiana Rice: Wind, Rain Deal Blow to Harvested Crops Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Rice farmers without electricity across southwest Louisiana are struggling to save their rice crop in storage. Farmer Paul Johnson, of Bell City, had a good rice crop harvested long before […]

Louisiana: Hurricane Laura Damages Soybeans, Other Row Crops Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Most Louisiana soybean fields are in decent shape following Hurricane Laura, but there are pockets of serious damage in areas that received strong winds and rain. “Statewide, the crop fared […]

Louisiana: Ag Impacts from Laura Less Destructive Than Feared Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Although definitive results won’t be available for a few days, the effects on agriculture appear to be less destructive than most people feared before Hurricane Laura struck, but forests and […]

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