HARVEST TIME IS NEARING

riceAfter the rice is planted, a roller is pulled across the field with a tractor to ensure the seeds are firmly in the ground. Rainfall is needed for growth, but farmers may also use the levee irrigation system in the absence of rain.

As it matures, rice turns from bright green to a rich golden color, and harvest usually begins in early September. The grain is harvested with a combine and stored temporarily or taken directly to commercial grain elevators.

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