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In this section you will find links to Sugarcane in the News, the Sugar News, an e-newsletter for the general public, and historic photos and other archival information. You'll also find League press releases detailing the latest issues relating the Louisiana sugar industry as well as information pertaining to media and publications. This page also features general information about industry-publication The Sugar Bulletin, its advertising rates and instructions on how to subscribe to the monthly publication for followers of the sugar industry.

Check back frequently to stay up to date on breaking news, legislative issues and other important information about the sugar industry.


9/13/2016 2:56:27 PM
American Crystal donation to Louisiana flood releifThe American Crystal Sugar Company donated $5,000 to the Kiwanis Club of New Iberia Foundation to benefit Louisiana flood recovery efforts, said Jim Simon, manager of the Louisiana-based American Sugar Cane League. READ THE STORY
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9/1/2016 3:26:09 PM
Muddy sugarcane fieldLouisiana's sugarcane farmers have until September 30 to make crop insurance purchasing decisions for the 2017 crop under a new insurance program that allows for better disaster and other crop loss coverage than previously available for sugarcane. READ THE STORY

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6/23/2016 9:20:36 AM
Jack RoneyJack Roney, director of economics and policy analysis for the American Sugar Alliance, has been shaping United States national sugar policy for more than 40 years. Roney addressed the
American Sugar Cane League's summer Contact Committee meeting in Thibodaux, La. June 22, 2016. His message? U.S. sugar producers have been producing a reliable and safe source of sugar at a low cost for years but there are economic, market and public perception forces that want to change that. VIEW THE PRESENTATION

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6/9/2016 12:27:24 PM

West Indian Cane FlyThe West Indian canefly is a sporadic pest of sugarcane in Louisiana that establishes after a mild winter, such as this past winter of 2015-16. The canefly is a piercing/sucking insect that feeds on plant sap and excretes honeydew, which promotes the growth of sooty mold on the leaves and leaf sheaths.


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5/17/2016 1:40:44 PM
Can Field West Baton Rouge

The latest sugarcane variety to be released shows several positive characteristics, including good yields and cold tolerance, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois.

The variety, HoCP 09-804, is the only release this year. It was bred and selected at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Sugarcane Research Unit in Houma, Gravois said.

The new variety began its journey toward being released back in 2004. It takes an average of 12 years from the initial cross to the release of a variety that's ready to be planted by growers, Gravois said. READ THE STORY


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5/10/2016 9:41:27 AM
The AdvocateAdvocate reporter Ted Griggs writes on the growing trend of institutional investors buying up farmland and how it affects Louisiana farmers in this May 8, 2016 article. READ THE STORY
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4/28/2016 9:58:25 AM
LASUCA thumbnailThe LSU AgCenter and the American Sugar Cane League sponsored an informational seminar on sugar factory operations at the AgCenter Sugarcane Research Station in St. Gabriel April 20, 2016. READ THE STORY
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4/14/2016 12:47:41 PM
Reg Wallace 1931-2016

Regnal Wallace, former broadcaster and Information Director for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation passed away Wednesday at his home in Crowville after a brief illness. He was 81.

Wallace is considered the original "Voice of Louisiana Agriculture." He was the founding broadcaster of the Louisiana Agri-News Radio Network and the creator and host of the weekly television show "This Week in Louisiana Agriculture," which still runs in syndication today after 34 years. READ THE STORY


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2/18/2016 11:36:47 AM

Agri News by Don MolinoThe Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction will honor its 2016 inductees during a banquet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17 at L'Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge.


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2/16/2016 11:00:30 AM

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Governor John Bel Edwards spoke at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Sugar Cane League in early February. The meeting hall was standing room only during the governor's speech. I'm sure the governor was a draw but the day's wet weather also got some farmers out of the fields and into the conference room. All due respect to the Governor Edwards, if the sun is out and the fields are dry, a lot of farmers would rather be working the cane rows than listening to speeches.



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2/2/2016 11:52:13 AM
Jim Wiesemeyer American Sugarcane LeagueJim Wiesemeyer, senior vice president with Informa Economics, delivered Connecting the Dots:Agriculture and Politics, Washington and Global Issues, at the 93rd annual meeting of the American Sugar Cane League in Lafayette, La.
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