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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.

The Blanchard Boys of Grand Marais

Do it yourself — that’s the only way that sugarcane farmer Lane Blanchard and his brothers, Harvey and Brant know how to make things happen down at their Iberia Parish farm. “We do everything ourselves,” Lane said. “From tire repair…

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The Bubenzer Family

Grower Profile: The Bubenzer Family Sugar News, July 2014 As a colony for the French and Spanish, Louisiana was pretty much a bust. The only thing Louisiana had going for it prior to 1795 was New Orleans. Whoever controlled New…

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ITC Ruling

ITC: Dumped Mexican Sugar Harming U.S. Farmers, TaxpayersWASHINGTON - American businesses and taxpayers have been harmed by the unfair trading practices of Mexico's sugar industry, which has dumped subsidized sugar onto the U.S. market, according to a preliminary ruling today…

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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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Joby Beaud

Grower Profile Joby Beaud It’s late February and sugarcane grower Joe Beaud III, of New Roads is standing under his farm shed looking out at his cane field south of LaBarre Service Road. The shed is immaculately clean and his…

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