Posted: Sep 7, 2010 7:51 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
Updated: Sep 7, 2010 7:53 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers are well ahead of where they were at this time last year, but Rapides Parish County Agent Matt Martin said it's too early to tell how farmers will fare when harvests are complete.
Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service paint an encouraging picture statewide after a dismal 2009. State farmers were rocked last year by a drought through the first half of the year. When it did start raining, it rained too much, preventing farmers from harvesting.
The latest NASS crop production report forecasts corn and soybean yields that would be the largest in U.S. history.