Challenges Continue for Wild Rice Growers

Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 12:59



The cool, wet spring across the North is playing havoc with wild rice growers.


Agrologist Gerry Ivanochko says those conditions have stunted the crops to the point where they’re as much as 3 weeks behind schedule.


Ivanochko also says higher water levels along the Churchill River system this summer have decreased the available area in which to grow rice.


Wild rice growers in the North have already been dealing with low prices, which have been caused by a string of bumper crops the last few years.