• Chef de Riz Named at International Rice Festival

    Oct 26, 2016
    Despite the major flooding that inundated much of rice country in August and threatened cancellation of this year’s Rice and Creole Cookery, the contest proceeded as scheduled last Friday and was a huge success. One hundred and forty-nine dishes were entered in the cook-off held at the 80th Annual International Rice Festival. Joshia Dietz of Lafayette claimed the title of Chef de Riz (Cooker of Rice).
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  • Louisiana Lawmakers Hear Importance of the Rice Industry

    Oct 07, 2016
    Members of the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committees met this week at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to learn about the Louisiana rice industry.
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  • 2016 Louisiana Rice Farmer of the Year Announced

    Oct 03, 2016
    The International Rice Festival named Donald A. Leonards the 2016 Farmer of the Year. Leonards, a fourth generation farmer, was born and raised on a rice farm just north of Crowley and will be recognized during this year’s festival here, October 20-23.
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