Weather depresses sugarcane harvest; farmers say ‘not catastrophic
Advocate Westside reporter Youssef Rddad filed this story on how the mid-November freezing temperatures might affect the Louisiana sugarcane harvest.
Pointe Coupee farmer Ricky Rivet said his tonnage will be down but not necessarily because of the freeze. Rivet said he expects a drop in weight in his cane stocks and anticipates he’ll average about 32 tons compared to 40 tons last year.
“The crop is going to be a little below average, but the sugar is good,” he said.