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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.

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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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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VIDEO: Evaporator Scale in Louisiana Factories

Stephania Imbachi-Ordonez of the Audubon Sugar Institute discusses the characterization of evaporator scale in Louisiana sugarcane factories and dissolution tests at the joint meeting of the American Sugar Cane League and American Society of Suga Cane Technologists in Baton Rouge,…

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