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Heavy Rains Hinder Louisiana Rice Planting

Rainfall during first week of April has created obstacle for farmers

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Heavy rainfall has been a challenge as rice farmers strive to get their 2019 crop planted, reports the LSU Ag Center.

Farmers were able to get much of their crop planted during almost three weeks of dry weather, but rainfall during the first week of April has created an obstacle for farmers who needed to complete the rest of their planting.

Todd Fontenot, LSU AgCenter agent in Evangeline Parish, said farmers there were nearing completion of planting before the rains came. He estimated farmers had finished planting up to 70% of their crop.

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