Louisiana’s Sugarcane Farmers See Decent Yields in 2015 Despite Challenging Weather Conditions

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Louisiana’s 2015 sugar cane harvest was a wet, muddy mess, farmers and industry experts said late last week, as the last of the state’s 11 sugar mills were finishing up grinding for the season.

“It’s been nasty. We’ve had a tough year,” said Jim Simon, general manager of the American Sugar Cane League.

Despite the challenges, though, this year’s crop yields have been decent, and the going 24 cents per pound sugar is getting now is decent, too.

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