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A bleak outlook for rice farmers

An ag economist says the balance sheet for rice farmers in 2022 doesn’t look great.  Texas A&M’s Joe Outlaw recently told House Ag Committee members, “The only farms we have that really aren’t going to cash flow this year are rice farms,” he says.  “And two-thirds of them will not cash flow.  We have 15 (in our study) – so 10 out of 15 will not cash flow.”

Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford says safety net programs like PLC aren’t working for rice farmers and Outlaw agreed. 

A bleak outlook for rice farmers

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