Louisiana Rice: Cool Weather Stressing Plants Apr 22, 2021

🕔Apr 22, 2021
Cool weather is taking its toll on young rice plants in south Louisiana while north Louisiana farmers are still waiting for fields to be dry enough for planting. Dustin Harrell, […]

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: 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 […]

Louisiana Rice: Harvest Reaching Half-Way Mark Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
Editor’s Note: Texas A&M reported on the Texas Rice Crop Survey website that 34% of its main crop has been harvested as of today. The harvest for the 2020 rice […]

Louisiana: Hurricane Barry Floodwaters Affecting Southwestern Crops Jul 18, 2019

🕔Jul 18, 2019
Hurricane Barry had a minimal effect on Louisiana croplands, but its aftermath left a narrow strip of flooding rain that will cause damage. Some soybeans were flooded, and rice was […]

Louisiana Rice: Heavy Rains Further Hinder Planting Apr 9, 2019

🕔Apr 9, 2019
Heavy rainfall has been a challenge as rice farmers strive to get their 2019 crop planted. Farmers were able to get much of their crop planted during almost three weeks […]

Louisiana: Rice Harvest Looking Good Aug 21, 2018

🕔Aug 21, 2018
The 2018 rice harvest in southwest Louisiana is past the halfway point, and LSU AgCenter agents say farmers are pleased. “Yields have been good, and it seems overall to be […]

Louisiana Rice: Planting on Schedule Thanks to Recent Dry Weather Apr 6, 2018

🕔Apr 6, 2018
Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule. “In the last two weeks, we’ve made tremendous […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along Sep 15, 2017

🕔Sep 15, 2017
Louisiana farmers are benefiting from long overdue dry weather that has allowed them to cut hay, harvest soybeans and plant sugarcane. “This spell of dry weather will let us get […]

Louisiana Rice: Hurricane Threatens Balance of State’s Harvest Aug 24, 2017

🕔Aug 24, 2017
The 2017 rice harvest is wrapping up in south Louisiana with overall results considered fair because of unfavorable weather, but an approaching tropical storm could complicate getting the remaining crop […]

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