More Sustainable Rice Production Through Shifts in Nitrogen Management Practices

By Dustin Harrell, Manoch Kongchum and Nutifafa Adotey

Rice production is a traditional row crop enterprise with a rich history in Louisiana. In 2016, rice was produced in 32 parishes on approximately 420,000 acres by just over 1,000 farming families. The economic impact of rice production in the state was valued at $427 million in 2016, which illustrates the importance of the industry to local farming communities and the state as a whole.