cotton http://wwno.org en Louisiana farmers plant more soybeans, less cotton http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-farmers-plant-more-soybeans-less-cotton <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Louisiana farmers are planting more soybeans than they have in 14 years but may tie a record low for cotton.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Changing weather patterns appeared to be a factor as the wet early spring gave way to a drier pattern. So farmers are planting more soybeans and less rice than originally expected.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:40:43 +0000 JANET McCONNAUGHEY | The Associated Press 15475 at http://wwno.org