Rice harvest on hold

Rice harvest on hold

A farmer in the Missouri Bootheel says rice harvest is on pause following the recent rains.

Rance Daniels, who farms near Hornersville, says up to four inches of rain have muddied fields and winds lodged some of the rice, which will make things interesting when harvest resumes later this week.

“We just have to slow down. We usually harvest with a stripper header and we run 4.5 to 5 miles per hour and when we slow down, we’re looking at moving up to 1.5 miles per hour,” he says.

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