October 9, 2020

SUGAR: U.S. beet sugar production for 2019/20 is increased by 50,000 short tons, raw value (STRV) to 4.293 million due to an increase in projected August-September production from the 2020/21 crop year sugarbeet harvest. Beet sugar
production for 2020/21 is increased by 41,095 STRV to 5.206 million on a 1.9 percent increase made by NASS for sugarbeet area less the projected 50,000-STRV produced in August and September. Similarly, cane sugar production in
Louisiana for 2019/20 is increased by 90,243 STRV on stronger-than-expected production occurring in September. However, the consequent decrease in fiscal year 2020/21 production to 1.785 million STRV is only 65,246 because it is
expected that the recent trend toward increased September production in Louisiana will continue. The projection for
September 2021 is 54,754 STRV, the average of the previous five years.