Braggadocio Rice and Organic Farming in Missouri

Steve McKaskle has tried a variety of organic farming ventures, and now produces organic rice and popcorn from his farm in southeast Missouri.

Growing rice in Missouri is relatively new but increasing in popularity in the Missouri Bootheel region of the Mississippi River delta. It fits well because of the irrigation already present in the area. Rice must be watered to germinate and sprout; then the fields must be drained for harvest.
Photo by Brian Dunne