• 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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  • Chef de Riz Named at International Rice Festival

    Oct 26, 2016
    Despite the major flooding that inundated much of rice country in August and threatened cancellation of this year’s Rice and Creole Cookery, the contest proceeded as scheduled last Friday and was a huge success. One hundred and forty-nine dishes were entered in the cook-off held at the 80th Annual International Rice Festival. Joshia Dietz of Lafayette claimed the title of Chef de Riz (Cooker of Rice).
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  • Louisiana Lawmakers Hear Importance of the Rice Industry

    Oct 07, 2016
    Members of the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committees met this week at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to learn about the Louisiana rice industry.
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  • 2016 Louisiana Rice Farmer of the Year Announced

    Oct 03, 2016
    The International Rice Festival named Donald A. Leonards the 2016 Farmer of the Year. Leonards, a fourth generation farmer, was born and raised on a rice farm just north of Crowley and will be recognized during this year’s festival here, October 20-23.
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  • Louisiana Rice Industry Provides Rice for Displaced Flood Victims

    Sep 28, 2016
    Despite suffering major damage during the recent floods, the Louisiana rice industry came together yesterday to provide much needed rice to feed citizens who were also impacted by the deluge.
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  • Cal-Cam Rice Growers Celebrate National Rice Month

    Sep 21, 2016
    Yesterday, the Calcasieu-Cameron Rice Growers Association sponsored its 19th annual National Rice Month Cook-Off followed by a luncheon hosted by the Port of Lake Charles.
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