Rice Donations to Food Banks Highlight National Rice Month

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter

CROWLEY — Louisiana rice industry leaders kicked off the National Rice Month with donations of rice totaling almost 32,000 pounds to area food banks. A donation of 15,000 pounds of rice to the Second Harvest Food Bank was made by area rice mills, including Supreme Rice Mill, of Crowley; Planters Rice Mill, of Abbeville; Farmers Rice Mill, of Lake Charles; and Falcon Rice Mill on Sept. 17.