Favorable Weather Returns for Sugarcane Growers Ahead of Milling

September 15, 2017 11:28 AM
Sugar Cane

Many Louisiana sugarcane farmers had wondered if they would ever get their crop planted, especially after experiencing rain from Hurricane Harvey and a wet summer.

Sunshine and favorable conditions have allowed farmers to get back on track.

“Most of our farmers are over 50 percent complete, which is just amazing considering just a couple of weeks ago we were really in a bind because of the wet weather then Hurricane Harvey,” said Stuart Gauthier, a county agent with the St. Martin Parish.

Farmers need to finish their planting because mills will be opening soon, and this early opening is due to an increase in acreage. In terms of tonnage, the crop appears to be big.

Watch the full story on AgDay below.

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