Bigger U.S. Sugarcane Crop



WASHINGTON - Dec 11/18 - SNS -- Production of sugarcane for sugar and seed in 2018 is forecast at 33.8 million tons, up 2% from last year, according to the latest USDA productin estimates.

Producers intend to harvest 915,000 acres for sugar and seed during the 2018 crop year, up 1% from last year. Expected yield for sugar and seed is forecast at 36.9 tons per acre, up 0.1 ton from 2017.

Sugarcane for Sugar and Seed Area Harvested, Yield, and Production - States and
United States: 2017 and Forecasted December 1, 2018
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              :  Area harvested   :         Yield per acre 1/         :   Production 1/
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     State    :         :         :         :          2018           :         :
              :  2017   :  2018   :  2017   :-------------------------:  2017   :  2018
              :         :         :         : November 1 : December 1 :         :
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              :    1,000 acres       ------------ tons -----------      -- 1,000 tons --
              :
Florida ......:  412.7     413.0     41.1        40.8         40.1      16,942    16,561
Louisiana ....:  449.6     462.0     32.8        33.0         34.3      14,744    15,847
Texas ........:   41.8      40.0     37.1        34.8         34.9       1,552     1,396
              :
United States :  904.1     915.0     36.8        36.6         36.9      33,238    33,804
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1/ Net tons.