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Mississippi’s rice crop grows even more expensive
“There’s between 40 and 50 percent of our rice crop on the ground. And we’re lucky it isn’t a higher percentage. We’d harvested around 2 percent of our crop before Katrina hit.”

Some Mississippi rice producers have 80 to 90 percent of their rice down. As a result, they expect yields will drop at least 20 percent.

“The lucky ones have only a small percentage down. I don’t think anyone fully escaped. To be honest, I’m surprised so much rice is still standing. Some areas had winds of 70 miles per hour. And for 12 hours straight winds across much of the state were gusting at 50 miles per hour. It was a storm unlike any I’ve ever been through and I wasn’t even on the coast where they took the brunt.”

Rice farmers`s biggest concern is what the downed rice means for the length of harvest. Harvesting downed rice means “triple the time, triple the diesel fuel and labor expenses. This is going to be an even more expensive crop for the growers. It’s trouble when you go from cutting 40 acres per day to 10 or 15.
MGR Archive 5.9.2005
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