The Louisiana rice industry celebrates National Rice Month in Crowley with a 50,000-pound donation of rice to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Pictured here are, left to right, Philip Bertrand, of Farmers Rice Mill of Lake Charles; Robbie Trahan, of Falcon Rice Mill of Crowley; State Rep. Mark Abraham, of Lake Charles; John Dziurgot, with the Second Harvest Food Bank; Crowley Mayor Pro Tem Stephen Primeaux; U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins; rice farmer and Louisiana Rice Promotion Board Chairman John Owen, of Richland Parish; and State Rep. Johnny Guinn, of Jennings. (Photo by Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter)
The Louisiana rice industry donated more than 100,000 pounds of rice this week to feed the state’s hungry as part of National Rice Month.
Monday, south Louisiana rice mills donated approximately 50,000 pounds of rice to the Second Harvest Food Bank, and the Kennedy Rice Mill of Mer Rouge donated 48,000 pounds on Tuesday in West Monroe for the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. The Richard family of Indian Bayou donated 4,000 pounds.