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Louisiana: Sugarcane, Wheat Crops Withstand Freeze

Louisiana: Sugarcane, Wheat Crops Withstand Freeze

👤By Craig Gautreaux and Tobie Blanchard, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jan 8, 2018

Louisiana farmers and experts are remaining “cautiously optimistic” that the recent freezing weather did not significantly damage the state’s sugarcane or wheat crops. Most of the state’s sugarcane mills completed their grinding season at the end of the year before

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Crop Poised to Break Record

Louisiana: Sugarcane Crop Poised to Break Record

👤By Craig Gautreaux, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 19, 2017

It looks as if Louisiana’s sugarcane grinding season is going to be an extended one. But there is a good reason for the late finish—an exceptional sugarcane crop. Most years, the majority of mills complete grinding by the end of

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Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

Louisiana: Sugarcane Harvest Doing Well at Halfway Point

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Nov 14, 2017

The 2017 Louisiana sugarcane crop is meeting expectations as the harvest approaches the halfway point. “Tonnage is good, and sugar recovery is good,” said LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Kenneth Gravois. “For both of them to be good in the same

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Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along

Louisiana Soybeans: Dry Weather Moving Harvest Along

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Sep 15, 2017

Louisiana farmers are benefiting from long overdue dry weather that has allowed them to cut hay, harvest soybeans and plant sugarcane. “This spell of dry weather will let us get a lot done,” said Vince Deshotel, LSU AgCenter county agent

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