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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.

Lacour is Co-Op Leader of the Year

Sugarcane grower George Lacour of Morganza was recognized as the "Co-Op Leader of the Year" by the Louisiana Council of Farmer Cooperatives.Lacour received the recognition at the 2022 LSU AgCenter Pointe Coupee Parish Sugarcane Field Day. Pictured is Lennie Waguespack,…

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Experimental Seedling Planting 2021

Seedling planting 2021 American Sugar Cane League agronomists team up with variety breeding researchers at the USDA and LSU AgCenter sugarcane farms to place parent plants in special greenhouses to flower for pollination and seed production. Those seeds are planted…

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Raw Sugar Wagon

That golden hill behind this truck is raw sugar. By the end of the sugarcane harvest, this warehouse, which is about the size of a football field, will be filled with raw sugar. The truck/trailer will eventually haul all of…

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Sugarcane flowers

Sugarcane is a grass and will produce a flower. In Louisiana, the growing season is so short, the plant does not normally flower but 2018 is unusual. VIEW THE COMPLETE GALLERYThe sugarcane pictured above is grown at the USDA ARS…

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