Sugar Cane Crop Might Break Records Despite Multiple Setbacks

By Dan Boudreaux, The Advocate, Baton Rouge

Amid inclement weather, weaker sugar recovery and less than ideal field conditions, Louisiana's sugar cane crop and its farmers are holding strong and may even break last year's harvesting record. Specialists with the LSU Agricultural Center are predicting a yield of more than 16 million tons of sugar, despite sugar recovery from each ton of cane being down from 2017.