Nov 22, 2021

$21M Rice Mill Begins Construction in Lacassine, LA

Five story 15,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed for the next rice harvest

The South Louisiana Rail Facility broke ground last Thursday on a new $21 million rice mill, adding value to locally grown rice and opening up more markets for rice farmers in South Louisiana and Southeast Texas, reports the American Press.

“This is what we have been working on for the past nine years,” Rail Facility Manager Mark Pousson told the Press. “We have gone from loading that first rail car with rice in 2012 to loading ships, to now having our own rice mill in that short period of time.”

The five story 15,000-square-foot building, which will house the processing facility for the rice mill, is expected to be completed in time for the next rice harvest.

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