Stewardship

Who Says Muck Can’t Be Clean?

We rely on more than 200,000 acres of farmland to grow our sugarcane, citrus and sweet corn crops. That is why we are so heavily invested in good land stewardship and the protection of our natural resources.

Insects and barn owls play important roles in controlling our pests on the farm.

Environmental Stewards

Healthy soil, clean water and clean air are the basics for sustainable farming. Protecting the land and natural resources is a top priority. As farmers since 1931, we have a long history of protecting our land resource.

Clean Water

Almost 75 percent of a sugarcane stalk is water. Water is one of the most important parts of our farming operations. We have cutting-edge soil and water management programs that keep it clean. U.S. Sugar and all farmers in the Everglades Agricultural Area have more than met the stringent water quality standards for protecting the Everglades.

Clean Air

The environmental quality in Hendry and Glades counties ranks second and third best of Florida’s 67 counties—a testament to the cleansing nature of our sugarcane crop.