Modest Sugarbeet Output Gain



WASHINGTON - Nov 9/17 - SNS -- Production of sugarcane for sugar and seed in 2017 is forecast at 32.2 million tons, up slightly from last year, according to the latest crop estimates from the USDA.

Producers intend to harvest 895,200 acres for sugar and seed during the 2017 crop year, down 1% from last year. Yield for sugar and seed is forecast at 36.0 tons per acre, up 0.4 ton from 2016.

Sugarcane for Sugar and Seed Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2016 and Forecasted November 1, 2017
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              :  Area harvested   :         Yield per acre 1/         :   Production 1/
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     State    :         :         :         :          2017           :         :
              :  2016   :  2017   :  2016   :-------------------------:  2016   :  2017
              :         :         :         : October 1  : November 1 :         :
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              :    1,000 acres       ------------ tons ------------     -- 1,000 tons --
              :
Florida ......:  417.0     414.0     40.5         42.1         41.2     16,904    17,057
Hawaii 2/ ....:   15.5      (NA)     86.2         (NA)         (NA)      1,336      (NA)
Louisiana ....:  431.0     440.0     28.8         30.8         30.9     12,413    13,596
Texas ........:   39.6      41.2     37.0         37.3         37.9      1,465     1,561
              :
United States :  903.1     895.2     35.6         36.3         36.0     32,118    32,214
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(NA) Not available.
1/   Net tons.
2/   Estimates discontinued in 2017.