Sugar cane content down from heavy rains

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 11:40am

Wet weather has cut into the quality of this year's sugar cane crop in southern Louisiana.

Officials say the sugar cane content is expected to drop by 10 percent. This is due to the season's heavy rains.

The LSU AgCenter reports farmers should harvest 38 tons of sugar cane per acre. This is an increase of 15 percent from the previous year.