2019 Crop Yields Below Average

Although final figures have yet to be compiled, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Dennis Burns said yields would be below average for the 2019 crop year. He also noted that wheat production might rise while more farmers are interested in growing row rice and some are interested in farming industrial hemp. Burns said the reasons for lower yields this year is due to a mixture of factors, including heavy, persistent rainfall during the early growing season followed by dry, hot weather in the late season.