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Third Generation Purchases Family Business

Robert Trahan and Christine Fulton Purchase Falcon Rice Mill From Parents

(Crowley, La.) — On July 1st, the 69-year-old Falcon Rice Mill was handed down to the next generation. Siblings Robert Trahan and Christine Fulton, along with their spouses, purchased the Falcon Rice Mill business from family members Charles and Mona Trahan and Randy and Connie Falcon.

With a combined 25 years experience as Certified Public Accountants and 5 years working in the rice industry, Robert and Christine bring a high level of industry knowledge to the company. After being away for several years, Robert and Christine are excited and grateful to carry on with their family’s commitment to agriculture in Louisiana.

“We have always hoped that Falcon Rice Mill would continue to thrive as a family-owned and operated business, and are pleased that the next generation is taking over,” said Charles Trahan. “Robert and Christine have a fresh perspective and vision, and I am confident that the company will prosper under their leadership.”

In 1942, the Falcon family started a small seed rice business. Edward and Evelyn Falcon would purchase rough rice from area farmers in the fall to be cleaned, treated, and resold for seed just in time for spring planting. They installed a milling operation in 1950, and soon Falcon Rice Mill began selling rice under the names “Ed’s,” “Randy’s,” and, eventually, “Falcon” rice. Other brands followed, including the popular Cajun Country brand.

The Falcon family of Crowley is proud to continue milling Cajun Country Rice, a superior quality rice and 100% Louisiana product, with every grain in every bag grown right here in Louisiana. Falcon Rice Mill proudly maintains their status as the only rice mill owned and operated by the original family that started it decades ago, and one of the only mills that continues to support local agriculture by keeping Louisiana rice farmers at the heart of their operation.  With distribution nationwide, the Falcon family promises to stay true to their strong Louisiana heritage for generations to come.

Available in medium and long grain, brown, jasmine and popcorn, Cajun Country is a product of the Falcon Rice Mill. Founded in 1942, this family-owned and operated business produces rice that is 100% Louisiana grown. Located in Crowley, Louisiana, Falcon also produces TORO, Laredo, Home Country and Jackpot. for additional information.