sugar cane http://wwno.org en Interviews: American Sugar Cane League's Jim Simon, A Short Reprieve For LA Swift http://wwno.org/post/interviews-american-sugar-cane-leagues-jim-simon-short-reprieve-la-swift LA Swift will stay alive for an additional month. Jim discusses that, and the possible future of the service,&#160;with New Orleans State Representative Walt Leger III.&#160;<p>American Sugar Cane League head Jim Simon talks about&#160;the sugar industry's quest for federal government support, and failure of the federal Farm Bill.<p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/06/JES_062113.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:24:00 +0000 Jim Engster 37852 at http://wwno.org Sugar Cane League to Meet in Lafayette http://wwno.org/post/sugar-cane-league-meet-lafayette <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The American Sugar Cane League will hold its annual meeting Feb. 5-6 in Lafayette.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/VsxoMO" target="_blank">The Daily Comet reports</a>&nbsp;the Thibodaux-based group lobbies on cane growers and the sugar industry.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:03:57 +0000 The Associated Press 27986 at http://wwno.org Sugar cane farmers: Outlook optimistic http://wwno.org/post/sugar-cane-farmers-outlook-optimistic <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Hurricane Isaac's winds paired with recent rains made a rough start for this year's sugar-cane grinding season. But industry officials are optimistic that weather will improve this month, helping the process along.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:00:49 +0000 The Associated Press 21110 at http://wwno.org