Sugarcane Where? Louisiana Expands Sweet Spot

By Greg Hilburn, USA TODAY Network

Matt Frey admits noticing a few double takes from passers-by in Concordia Parish near Blackhawk when they notice a stand of sugarcane in his field, the first that far north in generations. "Yeah, we've gotten some looks," said Frey, who farms about 4,000 acres with his brothers Mitch, Mark and Marty. "But it works."