LSU AgCenter weed scientist Eric Webster, standing far right, talks with farmers in Crowley about new herbicides. The LSU AgCenter held three meetings for rice and soybean farmers Jan. 5-7 in Welsh, Ville Platte and Crowley. More meetings are scheduled for Jan. 19 in Mansura, Feb. 2 in Rayville and Feb. 25 in Breaux Bridge. (Photo by Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter)
Rice farmers attending the first three of a series of LSU AgCenter producer meetings came away with reasons for optimism this year, with the start of planting season only two months away.