sugar cane

Sugar Cane Farmers: Outlook Optimistic
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Hurricane Isaac's winds paired with recent rains made a rough start for this year's sugar-cane grinding season. But industry officials are optimistic that weather will improve this month, helping the process along.
Jim Simon, general manager of the American Sugar Can…
Rice And Sugar Cane Farmers Have A New Vermin To Look Out For
It is a new threat for rice and sugar cane farmers.The rice borer is a moth like bug that lays eggs that hatch worms in the plants. LSU AgCenter entomologist Natalie Hummel says that it's a difficult insect to deal with. Hummel says the rice borers haven't reached the heart of rice country…