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You've found Sugarcane in the News, the home of the official American Sugar Cane League press releases and other news stories about the sugar industry. In this section you will find links to the Sugar News, our email newsletter about the the people who have made sugarcane the Louisiana's number one crop for more than two centuries. You can sign up to receive the Sugar News in your mailbox here.

There's also a link to The Sugar Bulletin, the League's monthly magazine, and its advertising rates and subscrption information. The Sugar Bulletin has been published since 1922 and you can research the sugar industry archives by clicking here or in the drop list to the left. The American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists archives are also available.

Check back frequently to stay up to date on breaking news, legislative issues and other important information about the sugar industry.

Hurricane Ida

The eastern part of the Louisiana sugarcane industry was hit by Hurricane Ida on August 30. The immediate need of the American Sugar Cane League has been to ascertain that its staff members, agronomists, researchers, producers, technicians, and all industry…

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Seedcane Application

THE SEEDCANE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE NEW VARIETIES HAS EXPIRED. ORDERS WILL BE FILLED ACCORDING TO SUPPLY. Two new sugarcane varieties, L 14-267 and HoCP 14-885, will be available for planting this year. Secondary stations should have adequate seedcane supply…

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Sugarcane’s Economic Impact

From September 2020 through January 2021, folks in Louisiana’s sugarcane belt watched what seemed to be an endless parade of cane trucks hauling sugarcane to the mills. Ultimately, the trucks delivered 16.5 million tons of bulk cane to the state’s…

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Living on a prayer

There's a funny saying about Louisiana weather: if you don't like it, stick around, it'll change in an hour or two. You could be wearing Bermuda shorts Friday night at a football game and then bundle up in insulated camouflage…

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