Jim Simon, manager of the Thibodaux-based American Sugar Cane League, will speak at the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 8. Simon will discuss American sugar policy, the farm bill and how Congressional actions affect the $3 billion Louisiana sugarcane industry. Press Club meets on Mondays at De La Ronde Hall, which is located at 320 Third St. In downtown Baton Rouge. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer period.