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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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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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Alfred Todd Landry

By all accounts, Loreauville sugarcane farmer Todd Landry is a great farmer. Loreauville Harvesting, his farming operation, manages more than 2400 acres along the Teche valley bottomland. He farms alongside his younger brother, Patrick, who also owns an interest in…

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Bobby Morris and Family

Grower Profile: Young Farmers; Young Family A lot of industry observers would classify Bobby Morris of West Baton Rouge Parish and his family members that make up Morris Farms Partnership as the ideal American family farming enterprise. They’re traditional. They’re…

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Mark Patout: Stalwart and Stoic

Sugarcane farmer Mark Patout might be more comfortable in the cane field than anywhere else. He is absolutely and positively dedicated to his sugarcane crop and holds himself and his employees to a high work standard. In early December he…

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