Louisiana, Florida Sugarcane Industries Miles Apart, Share the Same State

Story by Neil Melancon

CLEWISTON, Fla. — The first thing anyone familiar with Louisiana sugarcane notices in Florida is the big, white tassel on cane stalks there. 

A delegation of Louisiana sugarcane growers got a chance to see them on a tour of the U.S. Sugar Corporation’s lands south of Lake Okeechobee. The group came down from Orlando where they attended the recent American Farm Bureau annual convention and said sugarcane tassels were not the only surprise they encountered.

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