Louisiana growers look for ways to survive perils of 2005

Laws, Forrest
March 2006
Southeast Farm Press;3/15/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports on the recovery of growers of Louisiana after Hurricane Rita. The disaster brought economic instability and damaging the crops the state is producing. Gone were the boatloads of crawfish and there is no preparation for the rice planting season because of salt-laden soils. The farmers were advice not to plow the fields since it would cause the salt to move deeper into the soil. With this, plans on passing disaster legislation on salt contamination problems is anaylzed.


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