Friday, November 29, 2013

Rice Harvest | Portageville, MO

At the beginning of November I traveled to the Bootheel. The famous southeastern tip of Missouri is part of the Mississippi Delta region that is some of the most productive farmland in the country, if not the world. Corn and soybeans are grown here as well as several unconventional crops for the Show-Me State such as rice and cotton.

The rice harvest was something to behold. At the Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville, each year dozens of different rice research studies take place as well as the testing of numerous varieties.

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