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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ellender Farms Sugar Cane Harvest in Louisiana

I want to thank Leon Anhaiser (SLHS '57) for sending me a link to this video about modern sugar cane harvesting.  It's about 3 minutes long and does an impressive job of highlighting modern technological advancements in the field.  No machetes nowadays.

Most of you know Leon was a VP at Imperial and has spent years in the sugar industry.  He's still involved as a consultant.

I tried to find more information on Ellender Farms but had no luck.  I learned, however, it's located about 10 miles southeast of Houma.  It's right on the coast below Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
State prisoners harvesting sugar cane near Sugar Land around 1900.