Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Flickr icon
YouTube icon
RSS icon

Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Congressman Abraham: 'Great day for La. rice'

November 17, 2017
In The News

An enormous rice order from Iraq this week has already boosted prices and morale for Louisiana farmers.

Iraq's 90,000 metric ton buy was the country's second order for American long grain milled rice through a new trade agreement or memorandum of understanding between the countries.

"It's a blessing," said Acadiana rice farmer Richard Fontenot, who was named the 2016 Rice Farmer of the Year by the USA Rice Federation and Rice Farming Magazine. "It's already perked up the cash market here and even in futures prices."

To read the full story click here.