• Shop Talk, Louisiana Style

    Nov 20, 2017
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Forestry and Ag Commissioner Mike Strain had a listening session with rice farmers. ​ ​
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  • Ninth Annual Yellow Rails & Rice Festival Celebrates Louisiana’s Working Wetlands

    Nov 06, 2017
    Every year around early November, birders, researchers, and wildlife conservationists from around the world converge on rice fields near here to witness the migration of a very special bird: the yellow rail.
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  • Cooks Rule at Annual Rice Festival

    Oct 26, 2017
    The 81st Annual International Rice Festival was held this past weekend here in the “Rice Capital of America.” A celebration of all things rice, the festival is Louisiana’s oldest agricultural festival, and also one of the largest - since its beginning in 1937, more than seven million people have attended the annual event.
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  • Farmers Rice Milling Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Oct 13, 2017
    The 100th anniversary celebration for Farmers Rice Milling Company was held Wednesday at the newly expanded packaging and distribution facility here. More than 450 people attended the event including employees, partners, producers, customers, and local dignitaries.
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  • Louisiana Rice Industry Donates Truckload of Rice to Food Bank

    Oct 02, 2017
    Louisiana rice growers wrapped up the month-long celebration of National Rice Month by donating a truckload of rice to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB). Representatives of the state’s rice industry gathered on the steps of the state capital building to present the donation, in conjunction with National Hunger Awareness Month.
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  • Louisiana Farmer Represents U.S. Rice Industry at Farm Bill Listening Session

    Oct 02, 2017
    Last Friday, more than 200 farmers and stakeholders weighed in on their priorities at a 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) that included three panels of industry leaders from government, farming, and related industries.
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  • Harvey Moves Through Louisiana

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tropical Storm Harvey is cutting a wide path across the Mid-South as heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph move through rice growing regions in the area. Early yields had indicated an average year here and a bumper crop for northeast Louisiana so a lot is riding on what the weather does in the next couple of days.
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  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Holds Field Hearing in Louisiana

    Aug 25, 2017
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a field hearing here entitled “Growing Opportunities for Business and Small Farmers in Acadiana” that focused on the challenges facing Louisiana’s small business owners and farmers.
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  • Rice Harvest Field Report: South Louisiana

    Aug 01, 2017
    By now, if you haven’t read or heard about how the harvest began in the south part of the state, you must have been hiding under a rock, or more appropriately, an umbrella. Consistent days of rain showers, some episodes producing much more rain fall than others, have made the start of this year’s harvest more challenging than most would prefer.
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  • Louisiana’s Jemison Handing the Reins to Webb

    Jul 21, 2017
    As Randy Jemison steps down, Kane Webb rises.
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