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USA – Louisiana cane growers produce record crop despite Hurricane Isaac [Registered]

Louisiana cane growers had a bumper crop this year, resulting in exceeding the past record sugar output by about 80 million pounds (36,287 tonnes) reported Shreveporttimes. “We had an outstanding year,” said Jim Simon, general manager of the American Sugar Cane League. “Never in our 219-year history have we made more raw sugar than we did this year.” Simon said Louisiana’s 489 farmers and 11 sugar mills produced 1.71 million tons of raw sugar, beating the 1999 record of 1.67 million tons. Despite the onslaught of the Hurricane Isaac in the eastern region late last year, “that area’s production was…

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