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Future of rice discussed at annual event

CROWLEY, La. Farmers and distributors learned today more about what’s to come for the future of the rice industry.

State officials attended the annual Rice Field Day to discuss the potential impacts of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

They also discussed tariffs, research and development, and hurricane season.

Afterwards, the group went on field tours and looked into new technology.

“This again is one of the preeminent rice research stations in the world,” said Dr. Mike Strain, Commissioner, La. Dept. Of Agriculture & Forestry. “And so development of new strains, new variety, how to get better efficiencies, how to grow more with less…all these things and development of new seeds and new rice varieties. That’s all done right here.”

Dr. Mike Strain, Commissioner, La. Dept. Of Agriculture & Forestry
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