Sugarcane farmers see record crop, ag officials say

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LSU Ag Center is reporting this year's sugarcane crop is an exceptional one.

In fact, officials said it's so good that Louisiana's sugarcane grinding season is going to be extended.

Most years, the majority of mills complete grinding by the end of December, but this year, some will keep going until mid-January.

The ag center has gone so far as to say this year's crop is a record, which comes right after last year's record crop.

According to officials, weather and rain timing played a big role in this year's success and they're optimistic next year will also be good.

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