Alan Lawson drills his rice seed into the ground on his farm in Acadia Parish. Rice planting for 2020 is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana. Rice acreage is expect to increase nearly 5 percent in Louisiana with total acreage expected to be around 435,000 acres. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter.)
Rice planting is nearing completion in southwest Louisiana, where most of the state’s rice is grown, and it has begun in northeast Louisiana.