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Sugarcane crop might break records despite multiple setbacks

Pointe Coupee 2018 sugarcane fieldsAmid inclement weather, weaker sugar recovery and less than ideal field conditions, Louisiana's sugar cane crop and its farmers are holding strong and may even break last year's harvesting record.

Specialists with the LSU Agricultural Center are predicting a yield of more than 16 million tons of sugar, despite sugar recovery from each ton of cane being down from 2017. Sugar cane specialist Kenneth Gravois said he is optimistic that this year's crop will still be strong. READ REPORTER DAN BOUDREAUX'S ADVOCATE ARTICLE

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