Donald Berken chosen as Rice Farmer of the Year

CROWLEY – Donald Berken of Welsh has been chosen as the Rice Farmer of the Year for the 2013 International Rice Festival slated for the weekend of October 17-20, 2013 in downtown Crowley as announced by Romona T. Credeur, festival president.

Donald has been farming rice and soybeans in Jeff Davis Parish for the past 40 years. He currently farms 450 acres of rice and 500 acres of soybeans.

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