Quite a few (hundreds) acres grown within an hour of me (palm and thumb of Michigan)How much of US consumption of sugar is imported from the Dominican Republic? The Red River valley between MN and ND grows tons of sugar beets every year. I suspect we grow most of our own.
I know how to make ribbon cane syrup. We used to every year in October. It was quite the get together. All the families would bring in the cane and chip in all weekend. Better than the fair in my opinion.