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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.

Bain sugarcane farm featured on TWILA

Sugarcane producer Will Bain's family farming operation was featured on This Week In Louisiana Agriculture. Here's the story from TWILA reporter Neil Melancon. Not far from the Dean Lee Research Station, sugarcane harvest is well underway. Will Bain and his…

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Soil Testing

Dr. Franta Majs of the LSU AgCenter discusses the importance of soil testing in Louisiana sugarcane fields at the Sugarcane Model Farm in Napoleonville, La. September 22, 2022.

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Planting sugarcane in Louisiana

Louisiana sugarcane farmers plant whole stalks of sugarcane by hand or plant shorter stalks called billets with mechanical planters. Farmers try to get their planting done by the end of September for harvesting 12 months later.

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