During the early 1910s, sugarcane farmers were also struggling to get their cane to the mill. Executives of the Godchaux Sugar Mill watched A.P. Breaux serve as an efficient and aggressive bayou middleman, and soon reached out to offer him a contract to haul sugarcane to Raceland from the Bayou Lafourche planters. With this contract came expansion. A.P.’s now thriving business expanded to include several barges and stern-wheel steamboats.