Harvesting Sugarcane

Harvesting Sugarcane in the Florida Everglades. The Johnson's and Nessman's spent a day touring a lettuce and sugarcane farm. The Sugarcane burn was hot and intense. Do you know where your lettuce comes from? A mountain of sugar twice the size of our largest farm shed!! #holdontoyoursunburn
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  1. Timothy Pirnat

    Timothy Pirnat

    پیش 10 ماه

    Great content Zach. Keep 'em coming and your channel will grow. I also watch Rice Farming TV. I don't farm, but I source my pork, beef, eggs, and dairy direct from local farms. There are a lot of people out there who want to know where their food comes from. Most of us are aware at some level that if you don't farm, we don't eat. Thank you and blessings for keeping food on my table!

    • Malak Saed

      Malak Saed

      پیش 9 روز

      "I source my pork, beef, eggs, and dairy direct from local farms." yeah i bet u do -- u look like some rich millionaire business man

    • Raj Sharma

      Raj Sharma

      پیش 2 ماه

      @Levi k I'll

    • Duane Mcfarlane

      Duane Mcfarlane

      پیش 3 ماه

      wwwwwwwwwwws Was Timothy qpqpq

    • Levi


      پیش 5 ماه

      @Utah Car Wash channel are we not gonna look at the date posted?

    • Soybean Farmer

      Soybean Farmer

      پیش 10 ماه

      @Timothy Pirnat - there is some really good soil in that region.

  2. Kevin H

    Kevin H

    پیش 8 ساعت

    This video is not sponsored by anyone yet there was a gigantic John Deere sign in the background the whole time😂😂

  3. Lenilton Santos

    Lenilton Santos

    پیش 6 روز

    Trabalho com CH 570 aqui no Brasil

  4. Logical Volcel

    Logical Volcel

    پیش 7 روز

    If only they'd been using some austoft harvesters, could have had the entire field done while he was there. Now those are a machine, mate was telling me when the first sugar cane harvester was released back in the 60s by the local engineering company, the industry just took off and engulfed the area.

  5. Malak Saed

    Malak Saed

    پیش 9 روز

    i dont get it why are they burning it

  6. Malak Saed

    Malak Saed

    پیش 9 روز

    u guys r the type of people to call me a mozlim instead of muslim

  7. Malak Saed

    Malak Saed

    پیش 9 روز

    u guys r the type of people to call me an islamist instead of muslim

  8. Malak Saed

    Malak Saed

    پیش 9 روز

    980 comments and this comment section still boring

  9. shaggyego


    پیش 15 روز

    Cane burns in Australia are soooo much cooler, its like a tinderbox

  10. Lew Patton

    Lew Patton

    پیش 23 روز

    How do you burn green sugar cane?

  11. CatWith ABat

    CatWith ABat

    پیش 26 روز

    "defineteley gonna wreck a new pair of nikes today" 15$ Walmart shoes ALL THE WAY, We dont need no NICE SHOES

  12. H Max

    H Max

    پیش 27 روز

    I live in Florida and a lot of people hate the sugar producers. As you can see between chemicals added to the fields and the burning they are terrible polluters. Phosphates leach into the water and canals causing a lot of algae growth, not good for the Everglades. The U.S. can buy sugar cheaper than to grow it, but do to politics and other b.s. ,sugar thugs are subsidized by the government. I don't know if you can get good Cuban food in Belle Glade but glad you enjoyed it.

  13. Terry Larkin

    Terry Larkin

    پیش 29 روز

    I've lived in Florida since 95 and I haven't toured those farms I did have Potato farms on my Tool route in Flagler, Putnam, and St John's County.

  14. Terry Larkin

    Terry Larkin

    پیش 29 روز

    It's a Caine Train

  15. Dan Bonikowske

    Dan Bonikowske

    پیش ماه

    Where does one get such an awesome Fanny pack

  16. MASON the BOSS

    MASON the BOSS

    پیش ماه

    The harester dude seem annoyed ngl

  17. american farmer

    american farmer

    پیش ماه

    you need to come to our farm in georgia

  18. Chris Golding

    Chris Golding

    پیش ماه

    Miss yall, came and watched it again! Id like to join on vacation if 2021 is normal and yall invite us! Love from west Texas. 🙏❤

  19. Gael Morales

    Gael Morales

    پیش ماه

    Bunch of Paisa in the lettuce harvest

  20. Troy Licon

    Troy Licon

    پیش ماه

    2 am after a crazy day of work! I'm embarrassed but just found your channel. Great way to unwind with a couple of cold ones!!! Thanks for what you do and God bless!! Thin Blue Line.

  21. Rick te Kronnie

    Rick te Kronnie

    پیش 2 ماه

    5:59 My back has started to hurt just looking at all that bending over

  22. Dazza 48

    Dazza 48

    پیش 2 ماه

    AWESOME stuff Being a Queenslander from a sugar cane area it is good to see other processes. Our vegetable growers are having a lot of trouble getting labour because of covid . Most of our labour comes from transient overseas pickers and they arent here because of border closures. But we get by. I have spent many hours watching your channel and your home farming stuff.

  23. heals005


    پیش 2 ماه

    Seems bad for the environment burning off the sugar cane excess stuff compared to sugar beet , they took Sugar beet from Ireland to grow the cane in Africa

  24. Sugar farmer

    Sugar farmer

    پیش 2 ماه

    Need to come to south Louisiana we are harvesting cane now.

  25. Patty Rasta

    Patty Rasta

    پیش 2 ماه

    After you complain about imagination think about these guys harvesting your vegetables.

  26. kenneth connors

    kenneth connors

    پیش 2 ماه

    Zack this was so much fun to watch and Thank Deere for arranging all this was so informative ,kids had fun too ,not always easy to do.

  27. Garron ah

    Garron ah

    پیش 2 ماه

    My family ran a sugar cane farm for years, and we did cutting on contract for Huletts as well. We did it far more labour intensive than these guys though. More than half our cane was cut and bundled by hand, which was then taken to a central loading zone where the trucks got loaded. The burning was always nerve racking. Lot of "What ifs". 9 times out of 10 it works out just fine. Still.

  28. John Kirkgasser

    John Kirkgasser

    پیش 2 ماه

    Love your content... and this one was right in my back yard... Palm Beach County FL

  29. George Isaak

    George Isaak

    پیش 2 ماه

    "i wish i had a spoon with me" 😂 😂 😂

  30. Mikhael Stants

    Mikhael Stants

    پیش 2 ماه

    There was a beautiful dad joke about heads rolling at the lettuce processing plant that you missed out on.. :P

  31. sc1212able


    پیش 2 ماه

    Great video, Its to bad you did not get a chance to visit Lake Okeechobee and see the devastation the Sugarcane and the Sod field industries are having on the lake. The lake is so polluted and the mercury levels are so high that there are warnings not to eat any fish from the lake.Once a year the lake produces this green slime algae that comes from nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer runoffs from the sugarcane and sod farm fields. This green slim travels to the Stuart, Florida on the east coast and Ft. Myers, Florida on the west coast and its devastating to all aquatic life, humans, damages boat hulls, just totally screws up the whole ecosystem. This green algae cyanobacteria produce toxins that in humans can cause gastrointestinal problems or liver damage. They just keep growing the sugarcane and sod with no cares about the future of the lake.

  32. Highping1


    پیش 2 ماه

    How is that sugar warehouse not covered in ants?

  33. Anthonys rage

    Anthonys rage

    پیش 2 ماه

    Where in Florida are these farm at.

  34. yallambee 26

    yallambee 26

    پیش 2 ماه

    I live next to a cane farm in Australia cane is big in Australia

  35. Kelly White

    Kelly White

    پیش 2 ماه

    That don't answer the question why they let people walk and play on the mound of sugar.

  36. Ed Mikula

    Ed Mikula

    پیش 2 ماه

    Nothing is more irksome than getting stuck in back of a sugar cane truck. Well maybe getting stuck in back of an orange truck.

  37. Juggy Simp

    Juggy Simp

    پیش 2 ماه

    Bro they doing case so dirty and I feel so sad because sometimes I have to use it in fs19 and I love John deer

  38. John Stocks

    John Stocks

    پیش 2 ماه

    I'm watching this in October 2020, assuming you didn't make it to Alaska. F-Covid.!

  39. caper2x


    پیش 2 ماه

    Growing up in Puerto Rico besides sugar cane fields fifty years ago, I saw the whole process done by hand by macheteros (machete wielders) and ox-drawn carts. The cut cane was taken to the refinery in railroad wagons and most ended used in the making of rum. My mom hated the burnout days because the ash landed on her laundry. Lots of good memories. Thanks, guys.

  40. Yousif Happy cow farm

    Yousif Happy cow farm

    پیش 2 ماه

    I been there very very nice video thanks

  41. Mathijs Debaenst

    Mathijs Debaenst

    پیش 2 ماه

    There's nothing better then fendt 12:25

  42. Bruce Welty

    Bruce Welty

    پیش 2 ماه

    There is a LOT of beef grown in Florida also.

  43. George Quinn

    George Quinn

    پیش 2 ماه

    Next you should check out Watermelon Season in Florida

  44. Mr Sealio

    Mr Sealio

    پیش 2 ماه

    I’ve never driven a green tractor... *and I never will*

  45. 남자므 츨

    남자므 츨

    پیش 3 ماه

    Enjoyed seeing you guys in my present state of florida, came from Minnesota in 1981 to the south at 18 years of age, when winters were cold but almost no snow. Still hot today as of 10/20/20.i do like cold as we can stand winters because then I don't mind the summer so much. Here, we only seen t to have two seasons summer and winter

  46. Disco Dmann

    Disco Dmann

    پیش 3 ماه

    Hard working migrants as always doing jobs that no kid today wants...

  47. Owen Gregg

    Owen Gregg

    پیش 3 ماه

    i want to see a case guy watch your videos, just to see what they would say

  48. W A

    W A

    پیش 3 ماه

    Thanks so much for doing this beautiful vlog love them all

  49. visesh seernam

    visesh seernam

    پیش 3 ماه

    as if i am watching sugar cane harvested in my country same system except the fact this way is expensively and dangerous because of our land is full of bedrock

  50. ARP 7160221

    ARP 7160221

    پیش 3 ماه

    The disgust to the red tractor did not age well lmao

  51. A valencia

    A valencia

    پیش 3 ماه

    don’t worry guys i’ve played farming simulator ik exaclty what to do

  52. Nitin Kadam

    Nitin Kadam

    پیش 3 ماه

    Heyy...!!! Bro I from #India and I love your attitude & which way you explain every thing.

  53. CuriousEarthMan


    پیش 3 ماه

    I knew sugar production caused a lot of toxic fertilizer and pesticide/herbicide runoff, and the product produces lots of disease in humans, like diabetes and its complications, but I forgot it gives us lots of air pollution too! Loved the video though! Thanks!

  54. Sutton Fristad

    Sutton Fristad

    پیش 3 ماه

    i like red tractors

  55. Dick Ritchie

    Dick Ritchie

    پیش 3 ماه

    Can’t sugar cane silage be processed into ethanol?

    • CuriousEarthMan


      پیش 3 ماه

      it's technically possible. not sure if it is profitable. removing the sugar/cane juice from the cane first is probably the best way to go. still not sure if you'd make money though.

  56. Paul Richmond

    Paul Richmond

    پیش 3 ماه

    Absolutely great video… I was in Louisiana and see how they did sugarcane there but it’s not near the same level of production line. If you ever get a chance be sure and go through the sugar plant with a grocery and boil it down

  57. Landen Voskuil

    Landen Voskuil

    پیش 3 ماه

    I love the video especially because you passed a case dealer

  58. Jake Beauchene

    Jake Beauchene

    پیش 3 ماه

    I don’t know why but watching the kids bouncin around in the back was hilarious

  59. Herb Ramsey

    Herb Ramsey

    پیش 3 ماه

    U ever harvest rice

  60. John Ryan Meany

    John Ryan Meany

    پیش 3 ماه

    They burn the sugarcane to increase the sugar content in the cane

  61. Omar Flores

    Omar Flores

    پیش 3 ماه

    Mexican life

  62. Jacob Meadows

    Jacob Meadows

    پیش 3 ماه

    What state is this! It's soo flat!

  63. greg guggisberg

    greg guggisberg

    پیش 3 ماه

    Its sweet...haha

  64. Treddis Glass

    Treddis Glass

    پیش 4 ماه

    Sugar taste like sugar

  65. Florida farmer

    Florida farmer

    پیش 4 ماه

    Your in my neck of the woods

  66. Maker Stories

    Maker Stories

    پیش 4 ماه

    haha, "his only job is to not back up"

  67. skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    skeleguns 10,ooo,ooo

    پیش 4 ماه

    Routes that go though the Everglades Interstate 75 US highway 27 US Highway 41 Florida State Road 29

  68. Forg0tin


    پیش 4 ماه

    Belle Glade we call the muck.

  69. MaR VeT

    MaR VeT

    پیش 4 ماه

    This was a interesting video. The lettuce gathers were some hard working people, you sure weren't get our kids today doing that hard back breaking work.👍👍😎

  70. Wyatt Williams

    Wyatt Williams

    پیش 4 ماه

    We grow sugarcane, as well as having a vineyard.

  71. David Hall

    David Hall

    پیش 4 ماه

    What was that mini bus? Eight seater?

  72. TheOneWho Watches

    TheOneWho Watches

    پیش 4 ماه

    That a funky looking combine... well I don’t even know what to call it 😂🤷🏻‍♂️

  73. corey mason

    corey mason

    پیش 4 ماه

    hi Zach I just wanted to say keep the great content im a farmer from south east qld and i could inly wish i had the same amount of rain you get👌



    پیش 4 ماه

    Indonesia is here, a truckload of greeting sugar cane jalam exstrim Indonesia

  75. E4Mishka


    پیش 4 ماه

    The ash from the burns go forever

  76. Derek Cullin

    Derek Cullin

    پیش 4 ماه

    2:50 - Is this a prison farm?? Lol

  77. Big Wink

    Big Wink

    پیش 5 ماه

    16:19 why are the kids allowed to climb up the harvested raw sugar? 🤔 ...just doesn’t seem right 🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Ry Nef

      Ry Nef

      پیش 5 ماه

      Tell you what brother, it happens in the wheat, potatoes, corn, peas... Pretty much any commodity that could be climbed on most likely gets climbed on at some point. And we're all still alive lol

  78. Fatos


    پیش 5 ماه

    That’s why you need Mexicans to help the farmers



    پیش 5 ماه

    Oh boy! This ain't for an Iowa guy!

  80. Lucas Ax

    Lucas Ax

    پیش 5 ماه

    I love watching these vidoes. Many thanks from Alaska.

  81. d p

    d p

    پیش 5 ماه

    Nice to see ya in FLA to see some of the AG work being done there !

  82. Brandon Hathaway

    Brandon Hathaway

    پیش 5 ماه

    My brother installs and sets up all of the GPS and computers on all of the sugar cane harvesters and tractors

  83. Aaron Keel

    Aaron Keel

    پیش 6 ماه

    I live in Florida about 2 hours from Everglades Equipment and if you don't like the weather you can just wait 10-15 minutes and it will change

  84. Alan Pentland

    Alan Pentland

    پیش 6 ماه

    New farm machinery requires additives to run a cleaner engine and help save the planet yet farmers are allowed to burn entire fields. Not a very environmentally friendly enterprise :(

  85. Ryan Black

    Ryan Black

    پیش 6 ماه

    That was cool, to someone show off where I grow up in Bell Glade, FL.



    پیش 7 ماه

    I have never seen inside the cab of a sugarcane harvester, keep the great work going zack

  87. Gary Watts

    Gary Watts

    پیش 7 ماه

    facilllty...love it

  88. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire

    پیش 7 ماه

    Like your videos, but as a retired advanced EMT, why are so few people in the van wearing seatbelts?

  89. b i r b

    b i r b

    پیش 7 ماه


  90. Trond-Ove P Holst

    Trond-Ove P Holst

    پیش 7 ماه

    I would love to have spent a vacation on your farm.it would have been an absolute must. Greetings from Trond from Norway

  91. Gabriel Alger

    Gabriel Alger

    پیش 7 ماه

    Does Mike work at the Immokalee location of everglades equipment?

  92. Adam Lohrey

    Adam Lohrey

    پیش 7 ماه

    Pipe layer Junior definitely has the best outfit

  93. bryce elsbury

    bryce elsbury

    پیش 7 ماه

    I love he comes across case:)

  94. Blake Bullard

    Blake Bullard

    پیش 8 ماه

    Did you get in a Ford welcome to a whole new world of good trucks 😂

  95. Criptonixz Studios

    Criptonixz Studios

    پیش 8 ماه

    John Deere sugarcane? CALL ME IN!

  96. Wild Gaming

    Wild Gaming

    پیش 8 ماه

    I respect those people that harvest the lettuce! Wow they have to do that whole long field basically by hand

  97. Ann Di Bella

    Ann Di Bella

    پیش 8 ماه

    There is no need to burn sugar cane any more look at ingham in australia

  98. Bit 01

    Bit 01

    پیش 8 ماه

    Here's a good one for the "we don't make anything in this country anymore" crowd.

  99. Uncle Deez

    Uncle Deez

    پیش 8 ماه

    The kid with the fanny pack is a little bad ass! hahaha!

  100. jeanette ayers

    jeanette ayers

    پیش 8 ماه