Well, I don't know if this is typical farmer poor-mouthing but I checked witih a friend whose brother does the rice/crawfish rotation and he said that while he had lots of "babies" in the field they weren't growing. Said that they won't be big for Lent and the price will drop dramatically after that so he is not looking for a good year. I'd have thought that by late April/May we'd have a decent crop with the ones that escaped harvesting in January and Feb. Fat content supposedly will be down, too. We'll see but I am steeling myself for a mediocre year.