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  • Record Sugar Cane Harvest Expected

    December 27, 2011 6:58 PM

    It was a great year for sugar-cane farmers. Experts believe farmers produced record levels of raw sugar this year. Chad Hanks is a sugar-cane farmer in Duson. For nearly two decades he has worked in the business and says he's seen good and bad harvest seasons. Because this season was... more »
  • Sugar cane burns: the necessary irritant

    October 13, 2011 11:28 PM

    It's that time of year again. When the skies are filled with smoke from sugar cane fields. They're all controlled burns but for some people who live nearby, it can be pretty irritating. Just take a look at our facebook : Thomas Delino writes, "for some reason it's okay for... more »
  • Sugar Cane the next gasoline?

    October 7, 2011 6:32 PM

    "We have the researchers, we have the scientists, we think we have the farmers so we just have to marry those things together," the LSU AgCenter's Blair Hebert said of a $17-million grant the school received this month. Hebert summed it up- all the pieces are in place to put... more »
  • High sugar prices help LA farmers pay debt

    February 17, 2011 11:49 PM

    For the past 30 years, sugar cane farmers say they've struggled to keep business afloat but now, prices are on the rise. So what does that mean for farmers? And for you? "Without this price increase, we would be in trouble," farmer Charlie Levert said. Levert has seen technology and... more »
  • Migrant Workers in Acadiana - Pt. 2

    November 24, 2010 12:20 PM

    Concern over foreign laborers taking american jobs is fueling the national debate of immigration reform. But here in Louisiana, farmers say we should be expressing our southern hospitality to foreign workers for the work they are doing for our economy, right here in Acadiana. Louisiana has the second highest... more »
  • Migrant Workers in Acadiana

    November 23, 2010 9:41 AM

    In 1960, one of America's most respected journalists, Edward R. Murrow, showcased the plight of migrant farm workers in America as Americans were pushing their chairs away from the table after Thanksgiving. His highly revered documentary "Harvest of Shame" entered living rooms across America and is cited as an... more »
  • Reactions to Manhunt

    July 29, 2010 8:39 PM

    Law enforcement agencies have secured a quarter mile area around the intersection of Landry St. and Admiral Doyle in New Iberia. They are searching for Paul Collins, the man wanted for allegedly murdering his ex-wife in St. Martinville. Collins ran into a sugar cane field around 9:30am. From that... more »
  • Refinery bringing hope of good times to Louisiana sugar

    February 19, 2010 9:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana sugar cane growers and the sugar processing industry are uniting to get the product from the fields to the consumer in a direct line. Cane growers hope the deal will boost their $2 billion annual industry, which has struggled with flat prices over two decades... more »
  • Dead Body Found St. Mary Parish

    October 17, 2009 8:41 PM

    A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges. Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
  • Sugarcane Crops- A Reason to Celebrate in Iberia Parish

    September 24, 2009 1:46 PM

    The sugarcane season officially begins this weekend with the start of Iberia Parish's "Sugarcane Festival." This season is looking good-- a reason for farmers to celebrate. After hurricanes Gustav and Ike last year, sugarcane farmers got off to a late and rocky start. Their crops were severely damaged and... more »

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