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.


The rice crop is next to suffer in California’s ongoing drought

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How is Arkansas’s rice planting shaping up?

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The FCC stopped taking requests for the $14 billion program earlier this month. Lawmakers warn an end to this program could be detrimental.
At the center of those discussions is spending for USDA.
Producers are getting a better outlook for hog profitability, and analysts call it a breath of fresh air.