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  • Rice prices expected to fall

    July 27, 2014 12:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana agriculture officials say prices for long-grain rice are projected to drop this year. LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi says the long-grain variety makes up about 85 percent of the Louisiana rice crop. Salassi says prices averaged about $15.40 per hundredweight but could slip to... more »
  • New Iberia Rotary Club Red Beans and Rice Fund Raiser

    February 28, 2013 7:26 AM

    The New Iberia Rotary Club is hosting a Red Beans and Rice Fund Raiser at Cyr Gates Community Center in New Iberia City Park. This event takes place on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The food is available from 4 pm until 6pm. There is a dine in option or drive... more »
  • Experts Say Study Finding High Levels of Arsenic in Rice is Nothing New

    September 19, 2012 8:55 PM

    A new study released Wednesday by "Consumer Reports" found high levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. "Consumer Reports" suggests that the FDA should regulate how much rice a person should consume. But is this cause for alarm? Experts at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station said no. ... more »
  • Ordinance Seeks To Curb Underage Drinking At International Rice Festival

    June 11, 2012 10:55 PM

    Changes could be in store for this year's International Rice Festival in Crowley. Tuesday night, an ordinance will be introduced at the Crowley City Council, which would require that "drink bracelets" be purchased by anyone over 21 who wishes to drink at the festival. "The goal is two-fold," said... more »
  • Rice Farmers Pay Up for Research

    January 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    Louisiana rice farmers voted overwhelmingly to keep a referendum that funds research and promotion, totaling in the millions of dollars. For every 100 lbs of rice sold, farmers pay five cents for research and three cents for promoting the state's rice industry. The vote comes every five years, and this... more »
  • Finally some rain for rice farms; drought continues

    June 10, 2011 12:09 AM

    Another round of showers Thursday has some farmers jumping for joy and others even believing some old cajun folklore. June 8th was officially St. Medard's day. Legend has it if it rains on the eighth of June, there will be a "wet harvest," but even with these brief showers, drought... more »
  • Crucial New Levy in Intracoastal City

    October 7, 2010 5:20 PM

    A crucial levy in Vermilion Parish is finally finished, after years in the making. Hurricanes Rita and Ike destroyed a levy in Intracoastal city that blocked saltwater from ruining a staple in the Parish-- rice crops. "It was allowing saltwater into the Mermentau River basin, one of the... more »
  • Record Yields Forecast for Louisiana Rice & Sorghum

    August 13, 2010 6:53 AM

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Louisiana's rice and sorghum crops are on track for record yields, and soybeans could have the second-highest yield on record. Louisiana Field Office director Nathan Crisp says rice production is forecast at 35.5 million hundredweight from 555,000 acres, with yield per acre forecast at... more »
  • Farms As Expanded Habitat for Migratory Birds

    June 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    The crude disaster could impact migratory birds this fall and winter. So, incentives are being offered right now, to turn farmland into alternative habitats. More than 50-million migratory birds will be traveling south in the coming months. The new initiative will develop inland habitat using farmland in 8 states including... more »
  • Update on Rice Season

    April 9, 2010 4:07 PM

    It's turning out to be a good spring for planting rice after all. About 80 percent of south Louisiana's fields are seeded, and farmers in both Louisiana and Mississippi plan more acreage than a year ago. Producers in both states had worried that the wet... more »
  • Louisiana Rice Farmers Lending Helping Hand To Haiti

    January 22, 2010 6:33 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers and a Lake Charles mill are giving at least seven tons of rice for Haitians affected by last week's earthquake. The LSU AgCenter says the Louisiana Rice Growers Association is buying two tons of rice, and Farmer's Rice Mill is giving five tons... more »
  • NutraCea restructure includes La. facility

    November 12, 2009 6:50 AM

    MERMENTAU, La. (AP) California-based NutraCea says its rice bran stabilization facility in Mermentau is among assets that would secure new financing the company is seeking as part of a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy it has filed in Arizona. The facility is at the Louisiana Rice Mill in Mermentau. ... more »

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