Among those taking part in the National Rice Month proclamation presentation Monday morning in front of the Historic Rice Theatre were, above from left, Philip Bertrand of Farmers Rice Mill in Lake Charles; Robbie Trahan of Falcon Rice Mill in Crowley; Rep, Mark Abraham, John Dziurgot, chief operations officer for Second Harvest Food Bank; Mayor Pro Tem Steven Premeaux, 81st International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan; U.S. Congressman Clay Higgins, Rep. John Guinn and John Owen, chairman of the Louisiana Rice Promotion Board.

National Rice Month celebration

Something most people in South Louisiana take for granted is not so common in other areas of the country — ...

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