Modest Gain in Sugarcane Area



WASHINGTON - Jun 30/20 - SNS - Harvested area of sugarcane for sugar and seed in the United States is forecast at 920,400 acres for the 2020 crop year, up 1% from last year, according to the USDA's seeded area estimate for 2020.

Growers in Louisiana, the largest growing State in terms of harvested acres, are expected to harvest 480,000 acres, which if realized would be the largest acres since the 2003 season. A mild winter and dry spring in Louisiana allowed an early start for cultivation.

Sugarcane for Sugar and Seed Area Harvested - States and United States: 2019 and 2020
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                          :                          Area harvested
           State          :-------------------------------------------------------------------
                          :              2019               :             2020 1/
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                          :                            1,000 acres
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Florida ..................:              410.7                             404.0
Louisiana ................:              469.0                             480.0
Texas ....................:               33.5                              36.4
                          :
United States ............:              913.2                             920.4
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1/ Forecasted.