In the top photo, Planters Rice Mill employees work Thursday morning to load rice from a truck onto a barge at the Port of Morgan City’s dock. They used an electrically powered conveyer belt to transfer the rice. About 3,500 tons will be loaded into two barges at the port, where it will stay until a ship arrives to take it to Haiti. In the bottom photo, Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond “Mac” Wade holds a handful that fell onto the ground this morning when workers transferred rice from a truck to a barge. Any rice that falls off the conveyer belt is disposed of, Wade said.
(Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Anyone who goes by the Port of Morgan City during the next couple days is likely to see rice trucks coming and going.