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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

How do farmers plant sugarcane in Louisiana? While most planting in agriculture is done in the spring, the Louisiana sugarcane farmer plants seedcane in the late summer. Take a look at the photo gallery to learn more. The Louisiana sugarcane…

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Inside the sugar mill

What happens inside the sugar mill? The juice is squeezed from the sugarcane plant, filtered and boiled until it crystallizes. Here are shots from inside the Lula Raw Sugar Factory in Belle Rose, La. Inside the Lula Raw Sugar Factory

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Louisiana, let’s beat litter!

Illegal dumping is a problem in rural Louisiana and farmers are the ones who clean up the mess. Morgan Leleux, the Teche Growers Association, Progressive Tractor and New Iberia mayor Freddie DeCourt want to beat litter! Help them out! Pick…

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