“Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Laura hits U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane early Thursday morning in Louisiana with 150 mph winds and more than 9 feet of storm surge. The storm was moving north with speeds of 16 mph through northwest Louisiana at 10 am CT [...]

Sugarcane farmers brace for Hurricane Laura

Just a few weeks ahead of the 2020/21 harvest, sugarcane farmers in southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas are preparing for Hurricane Laura, expected to make landfall on Wednesday night. Louisiana’s main sugar growing regions will likely be east of the hurricane’s eyewall, potentially exposing [...]

Strong U.S. cane crops still possible despite challenging weather

Even after the end of Hawaii cane cultivation and some adverse weather in recent months, U.S. cane sugar output could still hit USDA’s forecast of 4.04 million STRV, a 19-year high. Despite poor rains, Florida could reach a two- or three-year high on high [...]