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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.

Sugarcane is for sugarcane

Sugarcane is for sugarcane In 1922, Louisiana’s sugarcane growers and millers were faced with a difficult decision: change or die. Faced with disease and decreasing sugar yields, the sugar industry consolidated three groups, the Louisiana Sugar Planters Association, American Cane…

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Farm Labor: No Easy Task

Farm Labor: No Easy Task By Jim Simon Efficiencies rule American agriculture. Cotton, beans and corn can be picked by a combine that can harvest six rows at a time. In the 1960s, a Louisiana sugarcane farmer could only manage…

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The Best is Yet To Come

The Best is Yet to Come By Jim Simon The 2012 sugarcane harvest was a record production year, not just for sugarcane farmers, but also for the Midwestern beet farmers. It would be impossible for the 2013 crop to even…

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ATVs and Sugarcane Planting

Farm safety is of paramount concern now that sugarcane planting is in full swing and the motoring public needs to be aware, said Mike Daigle, president of the American Sugar Cane League. "Right now farmers are in the fields cutting…

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