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Food bank donations highlight National Rice Month

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• By Bruce Schultz • Louisiana rice industry leaders kicked off the National Rice Month with donations of rice totaling almost 32,000 pounds to area food banks. A donation of 15,000 pounds of rice to the Second Harvest Food Bank was made by area rice mills, including Supreme Rice Mill of Crowley; Planters Rice Mill of Abbeville; Farmers Rice Mill ... Read More »

Alan Lawson named ‘Farmer of the Year’ by International Rice Festival

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The International Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana, has named Alan Lawson of Crowley as its Farmer of the Year. A graduate of Crowley High School, Alan attended Louisiana State University Eunie before transferring to LSU in Baton Rouge, where he received a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business. After graduation, he returned to the farm to join his father, becoming the ... Read More »

The ‘Year of Weedy Rice’

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Infestations point out need for Provisia system to clean up fields. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • 2019 could very well be dubbed the “year of weedy rice” — at least in Southwest Louisiana. Even growers who have been diligent about rogueing Clearfield rice fields or rotating to soybeans have seen more weedy rice than usual. The jury is still ... Read More »

6 tips to success when restocking your fields with crawfish

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• By Mark Shirley • The cool weather we had in March and April delayed the growth of young rice and thus has delayed crawfish stocking. Some fields won’t be ready to stock until the middle of June. Survival of the brood stock is critical in order to populate the pond with crawfish in the fall. The following are a ... Read More »