Young Mississippi producer Chris Lively, Lively Farms, Coahoma County, Miss., took advantage of clear skies May 14 and began planting Cocodrie rice. Chris, along with his father Gerald Lively, runs a tight operation — 4,700 acres of corn, soybeans, rice, wheat and pecans. The Livelys will plant 800-1,000 rice acres; 800 acres of corn; and the rest in soybeans (plus 500 acres of winter wheat and 110 acres of permanent pecans).
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