• "Rice Day" Celebrated During Louisiana Legislative Session

    May 25, 2017
    Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and millers spent the day here celebrating "Louisiana Rice Day at the Capitol” to highlight the economic importance of the Louisiana rice industry to the state economy, and the environmental and cultural benefits to its citizens.
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  • Louisiana Weather Update

    May 05, 2017
    Wet weather is the theme in the midsouth this week and Louisiana is no exception. The northern part of the state dodged the bullet this time, but a lot of rice, and other crops - soybeans and crawfish - have been impacted in central and south Louisiana. The hardest hit areas seem to be in Avoyelles, Evangeline, and St. Landry parishes. However, the excess water there will move south so it is too early to determine what the extent of damage will be in any given area.
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  • Louisiana Congressman Meets with Local Rice Millers

    Apr 19, 2017
    On Monday, Congressman Clay Higgins and his in-state staff met with the CEO's of three southwest Louisiana rice mills and USA Rice staff while he was in the district. Congressman Higgins said the goal of the meeting was "to listen and learn more about the Louisiana rice industry."
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  • Falcon Rice Mill Added to National Culinary Heritage Register

    Apr 11, 2017
    The National Food & Beverage Foundation recently added Falcon Rice Mill to its National Culinary Heritage Register.
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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  • Central Louisiana Rice Growers Association (CenLa) Receives Industry Update

    Mar 21, 2017
    In the midst of rice planting, growers from four parishes in central Louisiana took time to come together Monday night to receive reports on efforts to address issues that impact their industry.
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  • Mark Your Calendar: Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled Next Week

    Feb 03, 2017
    Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on issues impacting the industry in series of meetings scheduled next week.
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  • Rice Featured at North Louisiana Ag Expo for 35th Consecutive Year

    Jan 17, 2017
    Nearly 11,000 people attended the 35th annual North Louisiana AgExpo here on January 13-14. Visitors to the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) booth received sample bags of Louisiana-grown rice, provided by the Louisiana Rice Growers Association, for correctly answering questions about rice. Attendees also enjoyed a cup of red beans and rice, courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association, and USA Rice staff distributed recipe brochures, nutrition information, and rice-facts sheets.
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  • Governor to Headline Louisiana Rice State Meeting

    Jan 09, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association (LARGA) annual joint membership meeting on February 7.
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  • Yellow Rails and Rice Festival Delivers for Birders

    Nov 07, 2016
    One hundred and twenty-seven bird enthusiasts from 27 states, and Australia and Canada gathered here in the Yellow Rail Capital of the World November 1-5 for the eighth annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival. The festival brings birders together with rice growers to highlight the role of Louisiana’s working wetlands in bird conservation while providing participants a unique venue to view the elusive Yellow Rail.
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