Northeast Arkansas farmer Derek Haigwood says they’re ready to start flooding their rice crop, but weather has been a challenge. “We’re on about a 14-day straight weather lock where the wind is out of the northeast or northwest,” he says. “That’s fine, but we need some out of the South for spraying.”
He tells Brownfield he’s currently playing the waiting game to resume fieldwork. “But you spray this field when it’s on the north and then this field when it’s out of the South, and we’re on a two-week time frame here,” he says.