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City of Clewiston declares March 13-19 Sugarcane Farmers Appreciation Week

City of Clewiston Commissioners present a proclamation declaring March 13-19 as Sugarcane Farmers Appreciation Week to the executive committee of the Clewiston Sugar …

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Video pays tribute to the “People of U.S. Sugar”

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Everglades water quality continues to improve

The South Florida Water Management District, in response to recent erroneous reports, has released a “Get the Facts” about the continued improvement of water quality …

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The Sun Finally Sets on Sugar Cane in Hawaii

On behalf of everyone at U.S. Sugar, we would like to take a moment to reflect on the loss of …

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U.S. Sugar and employees donate 1,000 pairs of shoes to local students

U.S. Sugar and its employees donated more than 1,000 pairs of shoes to Laces of Love.   Clewiston, Fla. – Jan. 16, 2017 …

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Employees honored during annual awards event

U.S. Sugar President and CEO Bob Buker, second from left, congratulates the 2016 Citizens of the Year winners: Jose Medina, Colin Ricketts and …

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Watch Engine No. 148’s Homecoming in Clewiston

Engine No. 148 is a steam locomotive that went into service in 1920 and was used to haul sugarcane from the field to the …

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U.S. Sugar Donates Holiday Turkeys

Thousands of families will enjoy turkey this holiday season thanks to donations from U.S. Sugar. Throughout the month of December, U.S. Sugar donated 3,000 …

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U.S. Sugar Welcomes Home Historic Steam Engine

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2016) – U.S. Sugar today welcomed home the return of Engine No. 148, a steam locomotive it used in the …

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Clewiston Sugar Festival Announces Star-Studded Musical Lineup

Trace Adkins CLEWISTON, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2016) – The Clewiston Sugar Festival has announced country music star Trace Adkins will headline the 2017 …

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TRAINS Magazine Highlights U.S. Sugar’s Revival of No. 148 Locomotive

In the upcoming issue of TRAINS Magazine, author Scott Hartley highlights U.S. Sugar’s recent undertaking of restoring the No. 148 locomotive, which first served the farming …

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U.S. Sugar Helps Families Build New Homes

Devnish Seales receives the keys to her new house in LaBelle thanks to Habitat for Humanity and U.S. Sugar. Top, Gabino Cisneros and …

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Moore Haven Students Say Thanks to U.S. Sugar

Moore Haven cheerleaders say “I heart U.S. Sugar.”   Students at Moore Haven Middle-High School gave U.S. Sugar a big thank you for …

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Golf Tourney Benefits Student Scholarships

Jude Kurtz, Billy Dyess, Dave Jackson and Arnold Moore, from left to right, represented U.S. Sugar in the Palm Beach Atlantic University Alumni …

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U.S. Sugar Takes Part in Save Our Water Summit

U.S. Sugar took part in the News-Press Media Group’s Save Our Water Summit on Oct. 26 in Fort Myers. Bubba Wade, U.S. Sugar’s senior vice president …

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U.S. Sugar Helps School Mechanics Program

Students of the Clewiston Mechanics and Welding Program join Instructors David Link and Domingo Mercado, Hendry County Superintendent Paul Puletti and U.S. Sugar …

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National Farmers Day Oct. 12

Join us in celebrating National Farmers Day on Oct. 12. In recognition of Florida’s farmers, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has produced a video about the …

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U.S. Sugar Closing Operations in Advance of Hurricane Matthew

U.S. Sugar is shutting down operations at noon Wednesday, Oct. 5, so that its employees can see to the safety and well-being of …

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Golfers Hit the Fairways for a Good Cause

  Emily Kurtz, Ashly Sergent, Velma Alvarado and Ann Marie Pilling cruise the fairway during the employee golf tournament benefiting the S.A.F.E. fund.

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Donation Helps Moore Haven Middle-High School

U.S. Sugar recently donated $1,500 to Moore Haven Middle-High School to buy new practice equipment for the school’s football teams. The …

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United Way Gives Thanks to U.S. Sugar

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties gave U.S. Sugar a big thank you for its donation of $10,000 to serve people in the local …

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Reserve Your Spot for a Clewiston Raisin’ Cane Tour

Get a close-up look at how sugar is made, from field to pantry, during our Raisin’ Cane Tours, which kick off …

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Southern Gardens Citrus Employees SWEAT out the Summer for Health, Fun

CLEWISTON, Fla. – Employees of Southern Gardens Citrus, a division of U.S. Sugar, spent the summer working toward better health through the company’s …

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Students Take Part in Summer Reading Program at Clewiston Public Library

Larry Willis Jr. with Vicki Markham from U.S. Sugar, left, and Ava Barrett, director of the Clewiston Public Library. CLEWISTON, Fla. – About two …

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Florida Farm Bureau Holds Conference for Young Farmers, Ranchers

The Florida Farm Bureau held its 2016 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference Boots on the Beach July 15-17 in Naples with breakout …

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Red Cross Installs Smoke Alarms in South Bay through Partnership with U.S. Sugar

Members of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue and volunteers with the Red Cross and Southern Gardens Citrus installed smoke alarms free of charge in …

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U.S. Sugar Proud to Partner With Gertrude Walden ChildCare Center in Stuart

U.S. Sugar sponsored the annual VPK awards dinner at St. Mary’s Pittenger Center in Stuart, which benefitted the Gertrude Walden Child Care Center of Stuart.  Below is …

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U.S. Sugar Announces New Community Relations Manager

  Jennifer Black Clewiston, Fla. – June 13, 2016 – U.S. Sugar is pleased to announce the addition of Wellington resident Jennifer Black …

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Sunshine State News: Groundhog Day at SFWMD

By NANCY SMITH Sunshine State News June 10, 2016   …

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News Release: Statement by U.S. Sugar Senior Vice President Malcolm “Bubba” Wade, Jr. Regarding Misrepresentations by Eric Draper About Florida’s Sugarcane Farming Industry

Statement by U.S. Sugar Senior Vice President Malcolm “Bubba” Wade, Jr. Regarding Misrepresentations by Eric Draper About Florida’s Sugarcane Farming Industry  CLEWISTON, Fla., June 9, …

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U.S. Sugar Sponsors Kids’ Park on Fourth of July

U.S. Sugar is taking part in the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce’s Inaugural 4th of July Family Celebration by sponsoring a Kids’ Park with bounce houses, …

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U.S. Sugar Delivers Donation to Red Cross for Fire Alarms

U.S. Sugar donated $15,000 to the Palm Beach and Martin County chapter of the American Red Cross to provide fire alarms to homes across the area as …

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U.S. Sugar Sponsors All-Area Stars Sports Awards

High school student athletes from throughout Southwest Florida were honored at the sixth annual News-Press All-Area Stars awards banquet held May 31 at the Germain …

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ICYMI: U.S. Sugar will honor commitment to find solution to Lake Okeechobee discharges

U.S. Sugar will honor commitment to find solution to Lake Okeechobee discharges By Malcolm “Bubba” Wade Jr. The Stuart News May 25, 2016 …

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Get the Facts on Sugar Costs

Get the Facts on Sugar Costs Recently, critics of national sugar policy have tried to sensationalize the cost of sugar to consumers and the cost …

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Joseph Project 863 Helps Students Learn Specialty Trades

Caption: Marlin Vaughn, founder of Joseph Project 863, speaks with supporters during a recent open house at the group’s new facilities at Harlem Academy. Joseph …

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ICYMI: Environmental critics muddying waters with misinformation

Environmental critics muddying waters with misinformation By Malcolm S. “Bubba” Wade Jr. South Florida Sun Sentinel May 13, 2016 Throughout the year, Floridians have watched …

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ICYMI: Hold off on land purchases

Hold off on land purchases By Gary Ritter Daytona Beach News-Journal May 11, 2016 “Buy the land, send the water south” has become a …

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U.S. Sugar Golf Tournament Honors Retired CEO J. Nelson Fairbanks

About 100 players took part in the 3rd annual J. Nelson Fairbanks/U.S. Sugar Golf Tournament held Saturday, April 30, in Clewiston. The event …

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U.S. Sugar’s Summer Internships Help Students Succeed

Two years ago, U.S. Sugar began hosting summer interns from Clewiston High School’s Destination Graduation program. The program helps students at risk of graduating because of …

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U.S. Sugar Teams Up with Red Cross to Provide Smoke Detectors

Red Cross & U.S. Sugar Announce Partnership to Help Protect Families Against Home Fires WEST PALM BEACH, FL – April 25, 2016 – …

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News Release: U.S. Sugar Farmers Tout Commitment to Sustainable Farming Practices, Conservation on Earth Day

U.S. Sugar Farmers Tout Commitment to Sustainable Farming Practices, Conservation on Earth Day CLEWISTON, Fla., April 22, 2016 – As people all over the world …

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New U.S. Sugar Ad: “Depend on Farmers”

Recently, U.S. Sugar launched a new television ad highlighting our 2,500 farmers and the work they do every day to feed America’s families.  Did you …

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U.S. Sugar Takes Part in Clewiston’s First Walk for Wishes to Help Kids

CLEWISTON, Fla. – More than 100 people took part in Make-A-Wish Southern Florida’s first Walk For Wishes 5K Walk/Run in Clewiston on Saturday, April 9.

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ICYMI: Environmentalists hamper Florida growers

Environmentalists hamper Florida growers By Doug Ohlemeier The Packer April 12, 2016 A war against South Florida growers is taking a toll on …

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Column: Massive Fish Kill Emphasizes Florida’s Failure to Follow Science

Column: Massive Fish Kill Emphasizes Florida’s Failure to Follow Science By Nancy Smith Sunshine State News March 28, 2016 Thousands upon thousands of …

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Get the Facts on the Lake Okeechobee Releases

Please visit our page on the Lake Okeechobee releases, read the data, and see why critics are wrong about the source of pollution, back …

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News Release: U.S. Sugar Denounces Accusations from Environmentalists about Lake Okeechobee Discharges as Baseless, Irresponsible

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Judy Sanchez Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs U.S. Sugar (863) 902-2210 jsanchez@ussugar.com U.S.

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ICYMI: Glades Lives Matter

Glades-area agriculture a pillar of Florida’s economy By Janet Taylor Palm Beach Post February 25, 2016 The swank Biltmore in Coral Gables in …

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Unity in the Community Event Update

Recently, U.S. Sugar took part in the “Unity in the Community” event in Stuart. We were proud to provide eight crates of sweet corn for …

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ICYMI: Lakeside Mayors say “We Deserve Flood Protection Too”

In a letter responding to the mayors from Lee County that are seeking transparency from the South Florida Water Management District, Glades area mayors make …

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ICYMI: Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane – “water storage within the Caloosahatchee watershed” needed

Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane: “water storage within the Caloosahatchee watershed” needed In a letter to the editor in today’s Fort Myers News-Press, Mayor Ruane also affirms “red …

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U.S. Sugar debuts sweet, new website

We are thrilled to unveil U.S. Sugar’s new website. It contains everything you want to know about us and what we do. Yes, we think …

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U.S. Sugar and Healthier Hendry Glades Task Force to provide new shoes for 600 local students

PRESS RELEASE U.S. SUGAR AND EMPLOYEES PARTNER WITH HEALTHIER HENDRY GLADES TASK FORCE TO PROVIDE 600 PAIRS OF ‘LACES OF LOVE’ SHOES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS …

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Florida Cub Flyers Host a Day of Flying for Future Farmers of America Glades Area Students

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – The Florida Cub Flyers on Saturday, Jan. 9, treated more than 60 Glades area high school, Future Farmers of America and …

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DEP: Progress being made in restoring Everglades

Efforts to restore the Everglades through improved water quality are working, according to a recent report by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. During a …

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ICYMI: Habitat for Humanity dedicates fortieth home in Hendry County

Habitat for Humanity dedicates fortieth home in Hendry County Sep 17th, 2015 By Caloosa Belle Thanks to Habitat for Humanity and United States Sugar Corporation, …