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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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Pierre “Pete” Lanaux

A conversation with St. John the Baptist Parish sugarcane farmer Pierre “Pete” Lanaux slips easily between the past and the present. At 88 years old, Mr. Pete may be the state’s eldest farmer. Certainly, his farming career, which spans 68…

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Dane Berard

Sugarcane farmer Dane Berard of Breaux Bridge runs his operation pretty much like the other 483 growers of the Sugar Belt. He and his partner, Glenn Thibodaux, have an investment in their sugarcane and soybean farm and have been successful…

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Ronald Gonsoulin

Ronnie Gonsoulin: Insuring Sugarcane’s Future South Louisiana land is good for many things, but it’s especially good for growing sugarcane…and it’s good for Iberia Parish farmer Ronnie Gonsoulin. Gonsoulin and his cane farming brethren can grow sugarcane in just about…

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Charles Guidry

Grower Profile Charles Guidry: A Change is Gonna Come Sugarcane farmer Charles Guidry of Erath, Louisiana knew that if he was going to get ahead, things would have to change. But as the old Serenity Prayer goes, one has to…

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Ted Broussard

Ted Broussard: A Farmer's Farmer To suggest that St. Mary Parish sugarcane farmer Ted Broussard enjoys farm management is an understatement. He is, in fact, driven by a deep desire to continually test his knowledge, his skills and his equipment…

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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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