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Arkansas farmer says rice crop is looking good

At midway through the growing season, Arkansas farmer Dow Brantley says the rice crop is looking pretty good.  “We were off to a slow start with another wet spring,” he says.  “But the crop is clean and looks good.  We’re back to what I’d call our normal acres.  We have 1.4 million acres in Arkansas and that’s a big increase from last year.”

He also raises corn, soybeans, and cotton.  “Our corn is a couple of weeks away from terminating irrigation and we’re about 5 weeks away from harvest,” he says.  “Corn looks great and cotton is just starting to bloom so there’s a long way to go yet on our cotton crop.”

Brantley farms about 30 miles southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas.

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