Sugarcane Production Up

Clint Thompson Florida, Sugar, Top Posts

File photo shows a sugarcane field.

Sugarcane production forecasts are up 1% from last month and 13% from last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Production is projected at 36.0 million tons. Producers intend to harvest 948,800 acres for sugar and seed during the 2020 crop year, which is a 1% increase from the previous forecast and a 4% jump from last year. Yields for sugar and seed are expected to average 37.9 tons per acre, up 0.2 ton from last month and up 2.9 tons from 2019.

In Florida, expected production of sugarcane for sugar and seed is forecasted at 18.8 million tons, an increase of 3% from last month and a 6% jump from last year.