Consistently rainy weather during recent weeks and months has hampered sugar cane farmers from harvesting this year’s crop and planting for next year.
Sugar cane harvest season started around the beginning of October.
Louisiana sugar cane farmers began seeing wet weather a couple of months ago after a mostly dry summer.
“Beginning in August, the rains turned on,” said Jim Simon, general manager of the American Sugar Cane League. “And they’ve been hitting us pretty consistently since, for the last month and a half or so.”