May 10, 2016
SUGAR: Beet sugar production for the 2016/17 October-September fiscal year is projected at 5.090
million short tons, raw value (STRV). Early planting of the 2016/17 sugarbeet crop implies above-average
yields and a larger proportion of the crop harvested in August and September prior to the start of the
coming fiscal year. The estimate for 2015/16 beet sugar production is raised to 5.064 million STRV.
Cane sugar production for 2016/17 is projected at 3.620 million STRV. Projections for Florida and
Louisiana assume trend yields and the same area harvested as the previous year. Production in Texas is
projected the same as 2015/16, and Hawaii is projected at 40,000 STRV for the 3 months of processing
before the mill closure at the end of the calendar year.
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