Tootie Is Sweet On Sugarcane – Not Necessarily The News
In this edition of "Not Necessarily The News," Tootie Landry goes to a sugarcane farm and takes one of the cane cutters for a spin!
"Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today! It’s that time of year when sugar cane stalks on the road is as common as eating gumbo after the first cool snap. In other words, it’s “Grinding Season”! This is a billion-dollar industry that now employs thousands of folks in Louisiana.
So I decided to venture out and talk to Lil' Jim Domingues of Domingues Farms in Erath. There is nothing little about this guy! Since 1919, his family has been growing sugarcane and now farms over 3500 acres of land.
After arriving at his farm, I couldn’t help but notice what a “HUGE” operation this was! And ALL this farm equipment! I was just “dying” to take one of his cane cutters for a spin! After all, each piece cost more than a Lamborghini! Boy! Could this clear traffic on Johnston Street! This modern day farmer is now a long way from his grandfather’s mule and plow!
And finally……did you know that sugarcane was brought over to Louisiana by the Jesuit Missionaries in 1751? OH sweet Jesus!!!
And I’m Tootie Landry, and this is “Not Necessarily the News”!
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