Agriculture

Rayne resident among Rice Leadership class members

From left: Greg Van Dyke, Dustin Harrell, Paul Johnson, Hudgens Jeter, Collin Holzhauer, Nat McKnight, and Nicole Creason.

The seven members of the 26th Rice Leadership Development Class were announced during the USA Rice Outlook Conference annual luncheon here this last week. The program is an intensive two-year study of all aspects of the rice industry and includes media training and leadership development.

Second-crop rice harvest called outstanding

A combine harvests second-crop rice at the Live Oak Farm in Vermilion Parish. Many farmers had excellent second crop harvests in 2014. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

LSU AgCenter rice specialist Johnny Saichuk said this year’s second rice crop in south Louisiana was outstanding.
“Based on all the reports, it seems to be a record second crop yield,” he said.

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