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Sugar Cane Production and Profitability

Sugar Cane Production

Sugar Cane Production and Profitability

Sugarcane is a giant grass that thrives in native to Asia and grows mostly in tropical and subtropical areas and South Florida’s sunshine. Sugarcane best for abundant rainfall and mucky soil.

 

Sugarcane is a giant grass that thrives in native to Asia and grows mostly in tropical and subtropical areas and South Florida’s sunshine. Sugarcane best for abundant rainfall and mucky soil. In Sugarcane each stalk is made up of more than 70% water, and the rest is sugar and fiber. It has a 12-15 month growing cycle and is planted annually between September-January and harvested between late September and late April.

Sugarcane is considered one of the most environmentally friendly crops because it requires minimal fertilizer and pesticides. It gets most of what it needs from the region’s rich, moist soil. Not only do our fields of sugarcane produce food, they also provide shelter to many native plants and animals.

Sugar, used as a sweetener in food and beverages, is a sweet crystalline substance acquired from various plants, such as sugar cane and sugar beet. It is said that sugar had first been used in the Polynesian Islands more than five thousand years ago. Early Polynesians discovered that sugar cane held a sweet-tasting liquid and could be used in preparing food. In 1493, Christopher Columbus brought sugar cane to the Caribbean and the crop thrived in the fertile environment.

Sugar Cane Production and Profitability

In terms of the U.S. sugar cane production by state, it’s chiefly targeted within the federal states of FL, Louisiana, TX and Hawaii. In 2016, Florida produced around 17.6 million tons of sugar cane and was expected to produce nearly the same quantity the following year. During this period, Florida accounted for almost 50% of the country’s total sugar cane production. Some nine hundred thousand acres of sugar cane are harvested yearly in the United States, generating over one billion U.S. dollars in annual revenues.

In 2014, Brazil was the leading sugar cane producer worldwide. therein year, the state yielded more or less 737.16 million metric loads of sugar cane, accounting for over 34% of the world sugar cane production.

Sugar cane is processed into raw sugar at mills shortly after harvest then transported to refineries to produce powdered, granulated and brown sugar. Between 2016 and 2017, the us created more or less 8.5 million metric loads of sugar. In 2016, it had been calculable that the world production of sugar amounted to almost 177 million tons.

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