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.
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New Dept. of Labor wage rules not good for agriculture
By now most Louisiana farmers know that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) has implemented a change in the way that wages are set for the H-2A guest worker program. It means an unprecedented wage increase for certain groups…
Louisiana Sugarcane Producer Urges Members of Congress to Support American Farmers and Workers for Food Security
Patrick Frischhertz, a sugarcane grower from Plaquemine, Louisiana testified before the House Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit on Wednesday, April 26. Speaking on behalf of the American Sugar Alliance, Frischhertz called on lawmakers to maintain “an…
Priority for the American Sugar Cane League
Over the past ten years, sugarcane acreage has rapidly expanded, especially in Vermillion Parish in the western cane belt and Pointe Coupee, Avoyelles and Rapides in the north. Pointe Coupee now has more than 70,000 acres in production, when just…
Matt Lee named vice president for LSU Agriculture and dean of the College of Agriculture
LSU named Matt Lee as Vice President for Agriculture and Dean of the College of Agriculture, pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors. Lee has been serving as the Interim Vice President and Dean since August 2022. “Matt’s leadership…
Land Leveling 2023
Videographer Al Maclean gives us this aerial shot of land leveling operations in Louisiana sugarcane fields.
Herbicide Resistance in Louisiana Sugar Production
Ali Wright, USDA research agronomist in Houma, La., discusses herbicide resistance in Louisiana sugarcane production at the 2023 winter meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists and the American Sugar Cane League.
AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute faculty win awards at international conference
The faculty of the LSU AgCenter Audubon Sugar Institute won multiple awards and honors at the 31st International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Congress in Hyderabad, India in March 2023. Awards can act as a barometer and prove that the…
Erath cane farmer among USDA appointees to the Louisiana Farm Service Agency State Committee
The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the new appointees who will serve on the Louisiana USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state committee. Among them was sugarcane farmer Brian Guidry of Erath. Members of the FSA state committee are appointed…
2022 Christmas Freeze Factory Perspective
A summation of the research by Harold Birkett & Jeanie Stein of the Audubon Sugar Institute on the Christmas freeze of 2022 and how it affected sugar production in Louisiana sugar mills. Birkett made the presentation at the winter meeting…
Row Spacing & the Use of Plant-Available Water in Louisiana Sugarcane Cultivation
Patrick Ellsworth reviews his research on row spacing and the use of plant-available water in sugarcane cultivation in water-abundant Louisiana at the winter meeting of the American Society of Sugarcane Technologists and American Sugar Cane League.
Microbial Contaminants Found in Louisiana Sugarcane Factories
Gillian Bruni of the USDA-ARS, SRRC in New Orleans presents the research done by her and Qi Yunci, Thomas Klasson, Isabel Lima and Evan Terrell at the winter meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists in Baton Rouge.
2022 Christmas Freeze – Field Perspective
LSU AgCenter Sugarcane Specialist Ken Gravois discusses the 2022 Christmas freeze event at the 2023 winter meeting of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists and American Sugar Cane League in Baton Rouge.