Last week in Southwest Louisiana, the South Louisiana Rail Facility enjoyed a visit from William Gutierrez, a rice seed specialist and merchant from the Dominican Republic, and Mr. Harold Bolanos, owner of Southern Belle Acadian Rice Mill, LLC in Rayne, Louisiana. They visited with area farmers and the local infrastructure.

It’s been an interesting year for southwest Louisiana; dealing with the coronavirus and several hurricanes during the year, the SLRF was able to sell two vessels to Brazil, along with sales to Honduras and Mexico by both ocean vessel and rail. The result is most farmers’ bins are empty and sold out today giving them an opportunity to enjoy the hunting season and prepare for the 2021 planting season.

The Southern Belle Acadian Rice Mill is a new member of the USRPA.

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