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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.

Sugar school to begin this year

A new school for Louisiana sugarcane farmers will begin classes this year on the LSU campus, the manager for the American Sugar Cane League said at a series of grower meetings. Jim Simon announced the plan at LSU AgCenter meetings…

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Louisiana sugar harvest sets record

The 2016 Louisiana sugarcane season has ended with a record set for the amount of sugar obtained per ton of cane. "Tonnage was really light, but we blew the roof off sugar recovery,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois.…

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Business is sweet

Sugar cane season is underway throughout the Teche area, and things seem to be going as well as possible so far for this year despite August’s floods, but uncertainty looms for future crops.  "Harvest season is good. It’s been dry,”…

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Sugarcane Harvest Begins

How did the Louisiana sugarcane crop fare after the August flood of 2016? Not bad at all. This Week in Louisiana Agriculture's A.J. Sabine reports from Youngsville.

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Growing Families

Every farming generation has new advances and challengesFarming in the Teche Area is perhaps one of the most visible industries and the one with the most longevity. Generations of family growers have contributed to an industry that has thrived for…

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