THE NEW RICE facility is designed to load 40 rail cars in 10 hours with four hopper tanks that provide 156,000 bushels of pre-positioned cargo.
MARK POUSSON, CENTER, farmer and member of the facility, explains loading logistics to rough rice buyers from Sinaloa, Mexico.
RICE BUYERS FROM Mexico during a visit to south Louisiana.
LOADING ROUGH RICE headed for Mexico.
BELEN MAZZUCCO OF Verde Valle in Guadalajara, Mexico, grades rice samples while on a visit to the South Louisiana Rail Facility.
RICE BUYERS FROM Mexico grade samples at the South Louisiana Rail Facility and visit with local farmers.
MEXICAN RICE BUYERS visit with a young rice farmer near Welsh, Louisiana.
TRUCKS FILLED WITH rough rice arrive at the South Louisiana Rail Facility. It takes four minutes for each truck to unload.
TWO TRUCKS CAN unload at once.
THE USRPA's DWIGHT Roberts, center, visits with Luis Geovanny Heredia and his son after a day visiting the South Louisiana Rail Facility.
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