Good weather has benefitted Louisiana farmers in many different ways

Rice farmers needed hot, sunny weather after last year’s nearly 100 inches of rain in Louisiana, and combines will soon be in the field for this year’s crop.

The LSU AgCenter’s Craig Gautreaux has an update.

Louisiana is expected to see only a very small increase in rice acreage this year, with the crop expected to be about 420,000 acres.


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