Let’s get an update on Arkansas’ later-than-usual rice harvest
Arkansas’ rice harvest was off to a late start due to weather, but combines are hitting the fields.
Spring rains have led to a later harvest, but combines are finally rolling in Arkansas rice fields.
USDA’s recent data shows Arkansas rice farmers have harvested 41 percent of the crop, which is well below the five-year average of 50 percent.
A recent study by the Environmental Defense Fund in Kansas is urging farmers to diversify crop portfolios to mitigate risks and ensure long-term sustainability.
As farmers gear up for the spring planting season, it’s crucial to remember that financial planning goes hand in hand with early season crop protection.