Rice weather in 2009 -- the good, bad and ugly

Robinson, Elton
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/14/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p10
Trade Publication
The article presents the views of rice experts in the six rice-producing states in the U.S. concerning the 2009 crop season. Donn Beighley, rice breeder, states that the excessive rainfall causes Missouri rice producer to start the 2009 season two weeks late. Christopher Greer, farm advisor, states that they harvested almost 550,000 acres of rice in 2009. Johnny Saichuk, rice specialist, states that medium-acreage in Louisiana was the highest since 1994-95 due to price increase in the spring.


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