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Farmer relies on his own two hands


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In a world of ever-expanding technological advances in farming equipment, Jeanerette farmer John Jackson primarily relies on what he was born with: Two hands, two feet and a lot of toil and sweat to get the job done.

Jackson, 82, who has been working in the fields his whole life, currently operates a small garden on the property of Ronald Hebert's family farm. He said the changes he has seen are incredible in his many years of farming.

"It was a lot more hands, that's what you were using back then," Jackson said. "No machines like it is now."

Jackson said he got his start in farming when...

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