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LSU AgCenter releases 2018 rice variety survey results

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Dustin  Harrell, Louisiana State University AgCenter agronomist and Extension rice specialist, has released a detailed compilation of the varieties and hybrids planted and grown in the state during the 2018 season. New to this year’s data are water management practices, including furrow-irrigated race and alternate wetting and drying. Harrell was helped in this monumental effort by Extension agents in rice-producing ... Read More »

Louisiana mills donate rice as part of National Rice Month

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The Louisiana rice industry donated more than 100,000 pounds of rice in late September to feed the state’s hungry as part of National Rice Month. Early in the week, south Louisiana rice mills donated about 50,000 pounds of rice to the Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Kennedy Rice Mill of Mer Rouge donated 48,000 pounds the following day in ... Read More »

Nominate an ag leader for the 2019 Louisiana Ag Hall of Distinction

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Nominations for inductees into the 2019 Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction are being accepted now through Nov. 19. Selected individuals will be recognized during a banquet at L’Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge on March 7, 2019. The nomination form can be obtained by clicking here or through any parish Louisiana State University AgCenter Extension office.​ A joint effort of the ... Read More »

International Rice Festival fetes rice and crawfish producer Gerard Frey

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The 82nd International Rice Festival will recognize Gerard Frey as the 2018 Farmer of the Year during the event, Oct. 18-21, in Crowley, Louisiana. Frey was born and raised in the rural community of Shortbread, northeast of Iota in Acadia Parish, Louisiana. He is a fourth-generation farmer, and fourth and youngest child of Sylvester and Helen Reiners Frey. Frey has ... Read More »

With harvest past midway in Louisiana, yields look good

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The 2018 rice harvest in southwest Louisiana is past the halfway point, and Louisiana State University AgCenter agents say farmers are pleased. “Yields have been good, and it seems overall to be a very good crop,” says Jeremy Hebert, LSU AgCenter agent in Acadia Parish. “Overall, it seems like the yields have been very good.” Dry weather allowed most farmers ... Read More »

Cauliflower boudin? That’s sacrilege!

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The entire fight over what can and can’t be called rice has spilled over into a food that many in South Louisiana consider sacred — boudin. For those not familiar with boudin, it is a sausage made of meat, whether pork, liver or even crawfish, rice and spices. Some boudin also contains blood, kind of like a blood sausage. The ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter shows off row-rice trials in Rayville

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Farmers heard about the benefits and challenges of growing furrow-irrigated rice at a recent Louisiana State University AgCenter row-rice field day. The event was held at the Elliot Colvin Farm near Rayville, where the LSU AgCenter has one of three research fields in a project funded by the Louisiana Rice Research Board. The other two sites are in Tensas and ... Read More »