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Eta Impacts Florida’s Sugar Industry

Clint Thompson Florida, Sugar, Top Posts, Weather

The sugarcane industry in Florida was impacted by Hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Eta last week. Farmers like Keith Wedgworth in Belle Glade, Florida continue to feel the effects of the rain-driven storm. As of earlier this week, Wedgworth still couldn’t get into fields to harvest his crop following Eta, which made landfall on the heels of an already wet fall. “We were …

U.S. Sugar Announces 90th Sugarcane Harvest Season

Clint Thompson Sugar, Top Posts

Clewiston, Fla. – U.S. Sugar announced on Wednesday it will celebrate its 90th sugarcane harvest season, scheduled to start Thursday. In addition, the company released its “State of Our Air” Report to the community describing the safe and successful 2019/2020 sugarcane harvest season. This inaugural report compiles air quality data from the region and confirms the Glades communities’ air is …

Pre-Harvest Sugarcane Burns Necessary and Safe

Clint Thompson Florida, Sugar, Top Posts

The use of pre-harvest burns is necessary for Florida sugarcane farmers and does not endanger the surrounding communities. That is the message members of the U.S. Sugar company are conveying to alleviate any concerns people or special interest groups may have. Pre-harvest burns promote healthy plant regrowth for future crops and improves the quality and efficiency of the harvest. Sugarcane …

U.S. Sugar Statement on Motion to Dismiss Baseless Lawsuit Against Florida Farmers

Clint Thompson Florida, Sugar, Top Posts

Clewiston, FL— Judy Sanchez, Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at U.S. Sugar, issued the following statement on the company’s motion to dismiss filed in response to a baseless lawsuit brought against sugarcane farmers: “Publicly available air quality monitoring data maintained by the state of Florida has shown, and continues to show, that the Glades communities have some …

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The Day South Florida Agriculture Changed

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Submitted by Gene McAvoy, Regional Vegetable Extension Agent IV Emeritus with UF/IFAS “Up to the end of Feb our growers were having a banner year and it looked like this season would be one of those homeruns that come around every 5-6 years.” Here is a report that I prepared on the state of S Florida ag and shared with …

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Farmers and Other Essential Food Production Workers will Carry Permission Letters during COVID-19 Shutdown

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Sugar

(U.S. Sugar) — All U.S. Sugar employees and suppliers who have been deemed essential to the nation’s food supply and national security will begin carrying authorization letters to inform authorities that they are approved to be out of their homes and working. “Our farmers, workers and other essential food production vendors will continue working around the clock to keep safe, …

Farmers, Other Essential Food Production Workers Will Carry Permission Letters During COVID-19 Shutdown

Clint Thompson Florida, Sugar

Contact: Judy Clayton Sanchez 863-902-2210 Clewiston, FL – Today, all U.S. Sugar employees and suppliers who have been deemed essential to the nation’s food supply and national security will begin carrying authorization letters to inform authorities that they are approved to be out of their homes and working. “Our farmers, workers and other essential food production vendors will continue working …

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U.S. Sugar Applauds Governor DeSantis’ Support of C-43 Reservoir Project

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Lake Okeechobee, Sugar, Water

(U.S. Sugar) — “We applaud Governor Ron DeSantis for his commitment to completing Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) projects that are critical to stopping the damaging freshwater discharges and advancing restoration. As a partner in Everglades Restoration for nearly 25 years, the people of U.S. Sugar share Governor DeSantis’ strong desire to complete all projects that will increase storage and …