Sugar farmers, Sierra Club battle

Starting in October of last year and ending in April, sugar farmers in South Florida conducted the annual controlled burns of their fields in order to harvest sugarcane for processing. The environmental group Sierra Club is attempting to force farmers to abandon the process and switch to a “green harvest,” a more labor- and time-intensive […]

Florida Sugar Cane League unites in farm bill efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Florida Sugar Cane League announced April 9 that the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, based in Belle Glade, is once again represented by the industry trade association. This move ensures that the three major sugarcane companies in Florida – along with their independent growers – are fully united under the […]

Irma will impact ag for long time

The agriculture community of Hendry County is again proving its resiliency, moving on from the damage left by Hurricane Irma. Already reeling from years of fighting natural and economic factors that could even affect their continued viability, farmers and growers have already rolled up their sleeves and gotten back to work. In addition to dealing […]