Family Fuels Louisiana's Sugar Tradition

Michael Harper’s family has been farming in Cheneyville, a town of about 600, since right after the Civil War. He’s a sixth-generation grower at the northern tip of Louisiana’s sugar country, farming today with his father, uncle and cousin-in-law. In the 153 years since his first relative planted a crop in the muddy soil about 2 hours northwest of Baton Rouge, a lot has changed.

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