Rainfall Hampering La. Farmers

Jan 15, 2013

Heavy rains in southwest Louisiana are flooding land and keeping some farmers out of the fields.

Calcasieu Parish County Agent Jimmy Meaux tells The American Press that although sugar cane harvesting is through in most areas, rice and soybean farmers are being kept from preparing their fields for the planting season.

Most farmers spend January and February getting fields in shape for spring planting, which can begin as early as March, he said.

The muddy fields prevent farmers from walking about or moving heavy equipment into the fields.

More rain spread through Louisiana this past week.