Our Community

Neighbors Helping
Neighbors

U.S. Sugar and Our South
Florida Community

U.S. Sugar is actively engaged in community outreach to strengthen and support our employees and our
neighbors. Our employees contribute thousands of volunteer hours annually to civic, social and educational
causes, and U.S. Sugar donates generously to local events, organizations, schools, sports teams, arts and social
programs. Our charitable work seeks to make a significant difference in the lives of those around us.

Community Partners

Whether we are sponsoring local events that promote active, healthy lifestyles or donating our time and financial resources to civic, social and educational organizations, we are part of the fabric of the rural communities in which we live and work.

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Feeding Florida’s
Economic Engine

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$3.2B Every Year is contributed to
Florida’s economy by
sugarcane crops
12,500 People are employed by
sugarcane farming
in Florida
Sugarcane is second leading contributor to Florida’s agricultural
economy

Broad Impacts

The economic impact of our company supports families well beyond the glades. Our work plays a role in creating related jobs across the state and creates revenue for both the state of Florida and hundreds of suppliers that are local to Florida.

A Taste of America

The sugarcane, citrus, sweet corn, and other fresh vegetables we grow in the Everglades Agricultural Area shows up on tables and in lunch boxes across America. Not only are we one of the country’s top cane sugar producers, our farmlands also produce nearly half of Florida's sweet corn crop.

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America’s Sweetest Celebration

U.S. Sugar is a proud sponsor of the Clewiston Sugar Festival, an annual event celebrating the end of the sugarcane harvest season. Held in America’s sweetest town, the free event features performances by nationally known musical acts, food booths, arts and crafts, children’s activities, a dessert contest, and more. The event dates to the 1930s and attracts thousands of residents and visitors every year.

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U.S. Sugar Hospitality

Dozens of groups and thousands of guests tour our farms and facilities every year as part of the Raisin’ Cane Tours. Organized by the Clewiston Chamber of Commerce, the tours provide visitors a behind-the-scenes view of how our crops get from our farms to your table. Participants visit our sugarcane and vegetable fields, tour U.S. Sugar and other area farm locations, and see Lake Okeechobee up close. Click here to book yours today.