Sugarcane Still Burning in Vermilion Parish

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Acadiana

There is still quite a bit of sugarcane burning going on in Vermilion parish these days. I'm thinking it's probably close to the end but every day this week, I've seen the dark smoke clouds in the skies around our home in Maurice.

farmers burning sugar cane in south Louisiana

Some of you may wonder why farmers burn the sugarcane in the first place. According to LSU Ag Center, there are several reasons: lower cost of production and more efficient harvesting of the cane, it reduces the amount of cane being transported and thereby reduces the number of hauling trucks on public roads (less wear and tear of the roads), and it also increases the yield of sugar while improving the quality of the sugar.

Farmers have been growing sugarcane for more than 200 years in Louisiana. The sugar industry is important here as more than 30,000 people are employed by it and it contributes about $2 billion to our economy.

Originally Posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

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Ellen Dittman
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Interesting about your area. I did not know anything about the Sugarcane industry in LA until now.

Jan 07, 2012 11:43 AM #1
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Scott Freedle
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I did not know farmers burned sugarcane, but our area has many fires, due to the dry weather.   Hope the fire is out soon.

Jan 07, 2012 12:31 PM #2
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Hi Ellen and Scott, glad I could show you something about Louisiana that you did not know. They burn the sugarcane so that there is less to harvest and transport (mostly). We are nearing the end of cutting season right now. We rarely hear of a cane fire getting out of control but it does happen occasionnally. Don't think we had any this year, though, at least not in my area.

Have a great day!

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