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Loss estimates for rice crop at 7.6 percent, soybean crop at 15 percent
[Image: Jeffrey Sylvester]

(Distributed 09/09/08) WHITEVILLE – Farmer Jeffrey Sylvester gazed over a field that looked more suited for water-skiing than growing rice. “There’s a rice crop under that water,” he said. “That’s all standing rice.”

Hurricane Gustav causes major problems for Louisiana rice farmers
[Image: stripped rice]

(Distributed 09/05/08) Rice is among the many Louisiana agricultural commodities hurt by Hurricane Gustav, although the majority of the crop had been harvested in the southwest Louisiana rice belt before the storm came through.

Resistance Offers Best Solution For Rice Diseases
Developing disease-resistant varieties is the best approach to help farmers fight diseases that afflict rice, said Don Groth, LSU AgCenter plant pathologist at the Rice Research Station in Crowley.

Salt Water Intrusion Site Data Results, Post Rita
[Image: Soil Sample Data Results]

The data provided is from the sites that were sampled in the Salt Water Intrusion Maps. Each site is numbered the same as it is on the maps that are provided.

Salt Water Intrusion Maps, Post Rita [Image: South Carlyss Map]
The following maps consist of sites that were sampled, analyzed and then ranked, post Hurricane Rita.