Sugarcane is grown primarily in the tropics and subtropics. In the United States, sugarcane is grown commercially in Florida, Louisiana, Texas and Hawaii. Cane for sugar totaled 26.7 million tons in 2011. (NASS)
Florida, the top producing state, produced more than 13.1 million tons of the crop. The state typically contributes about half of the total U.S. cane sugar crop. That same year, Louisiana produced more than 11.3 million tons of sugarcane. May 2012 ... Sugarcane
- American Sugar Alliance - A national association of beet and cane sugar producers.
- American Sugar Cane League - This organization represents Louisiana's sugarcane growers and processors.
- Brazil's Ethanol Industry: Looking Forward, ERS, USDA, 2011.
- Brazil Sugar Semi-Annual GAIN Report, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA, 2011.
- Annual Sugar Production in China, GAIN Report, FAS, USDA, 2009.
- Annual Sugar Production in India, GAIN Report, FAS, USDA, 2010.
- Cane for sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity: a global commodity, UNICA (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association).
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), FAS, USDA.
- Sugar and Sweeteners, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA.
- Sugar Backgrounder, ERS, USDA, 2007.
- Sugar: World Markets and Trade, FAS, USDA.
- Sustainability of the Sugar Industry: Future Value Addition from Sugarcane, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, 2007 - The authors of this paper believe that the sugar industry should be regarded as a biomass-based industry that manufactures products for the food sector and also value-added biofuels, energy and chemicals for the non-food sector.
- U.S. Imports of Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products, Fact Sheet, FAS, USDA, 2007.
- U.S. per capita food availability, ERS, USDA.
- U.S. Sugar Policy: How It Works, American Sugar Alliance.
- United States Sugar Corporation.
- Complementary crops in the sugarcane industry, State of Queensland, Australia, 2007.
- Crop Production Annual Summary, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.
- Crop Profile for Sugarcane in Florida, 2008.
- An Overview of Florida Sugarcane, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, revised 2006.
- Production of Biofuel Crops in Florida: Sugarcane/Energycane, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2008 - Sugarcane is considered an ideal energy crop because it produces readily fermentable sugars and very high yields of green biomass.
- Sugarcane, Louisiana State University Ag Center.
- The Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar Crops, Louisiana State University Ag Center, 2007.
- The Economic Feasibility of Ethanol Production from Sugar in the United States, USDA and Louisiana State University, 2006 - The purpose of this report is to investigate the economic feasibility of producing ethanol from such sugar feedstocks as (1) sugarcane juice, (2) sugar beet juice, (3) cane or beet molasses, (4) raw sugar and (5) refined sugar.
- Brazil's Ethanol Industry, Don Hofstrand, Iowa State University, 2008.
- Ethanol from Sugar: What are the prospects for U.S. sugar co-ops?, Rural Cooperatives magazine, USDA, 2006.
- Ethanol from U.S. Sugar Feedstocks: A Sweet or Sour Deal?, Ethanol Producer magazine, 2007 - Examines if U.S. feedstocks customarily used to refine sugar—sugarcane and sugar beets—would make good candidates as ethanol feedstocks.
- The Future of Biofuels: A Global Perspective, Amber Waves magazine, ERS, USDA, 2007.
- Sugarcane, The New American Farmer, Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education (SARE), NIFA, USDA - This case study describes Jackie Judice and his family of Franklin, Louisiana. The family improved the soil of their 3,300-acre sugar cane farm, increasing their yield and decreasing their input costs.
Links checked May 2012.