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Rice farmers anticipaterain-diminished harvest
Daily Advertiser
MIDLAND — A year after experiencing record yields across the state, Louisiana rice farmers are bracing themselves for a decrease in yields due in part to the incessant rain earlier this summer.
According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, rice yields in Louisiana averaged a record 37 barrels last year. This year, yields will likely be down by eight to 10 percent.
“Parts of Louisiana saw 30 inches of rain within a two-month period and that will no doubt have an adverse effect of the rice crop” said Johnny Saichuk of the LSU AgCenter’s Rice Research Station in Crowley. “It’s early, but we’re already hearing reports of lower yields. Test weights are lower, as well, because rice heads didn’t fully develop. All this points directly to the rain we had in May, June and early July.”
Last week, Johnny Thibodeaux of Thibodeaux Brothers Farms in Acadia Parish began harvesting his 2,700 acres of rice at his farm near Midland. He agreed with Saichuk’s estimate of yield decreases after his farm was soaked with rain over the early part of the summer.
“If I were to guess now, we’re probably going to be about eight to 10 percent off on our yields, but again, it’s early and with some dry weather that may improve,” Thibodeaux said.
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