Modest Drop in U.S. Sugarcane

WASHINGTON - Oct 11/18 - SNS -- Production of sugarcane for sugar and seed in 2018 is forecast at 33.1 million tons, down slightly from last year, according to the latest USDA crop production estimates.

Producers intend to harvest 925,000 acres for sugar and seed during the 2018 crop year, up 2% from last year. Expected yield for sugar and seed is forecast at 35.8 tons per acre, down 1.0 ton from 2017.