2nd crop causes baiting law flap for rice farmers

Waterfowl hunting illegal if new heads ‘manipulated’

Posted: December 23, 2012 at 2:37 a.m.

Some Arkansas rice farmers who took advantage of 2012’s warm spring to get a jump on planting saw a rare opportunity this fall for a second harvest, called a “ratoon” crop.

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Business, Pages 67 on 12/23/2012


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