U.S. Sugar grows and processes sugarcane, citrus and sweet corn for well-known national brands. The company farms 245,000 acres in Glades, Hendry, Palm Beach and Martin counties and is a vital part of our rural communities, providing 2,500 jobs and donating generously to local causes.
Sugarcane is our main business. We grow, harvest and process it into sugar that is used by food manufacturers to make bread, canned fruits and vegetables, juice and beverages, cakes, cereals, ice cream, candies and other favorite foods. We also package our sugar into small bags to sell directly to consumers at grocery stores. Our sugar accounts for nearly 10 percent of all the sugar produced in the United States, making us one of the sweetest companies nationwide.
Our name may say sugar, but that’s just part of what we do. U.S. Sugar has a large citrus operation that produces some of the highest-quality orange juice in Florida. Our farmers work hard to ensure our fruit is the finest and freshest around, and we contribute significantly toward developing research solutions to citrus greening and other threats to citrus here and around the world.
U.S. Sugar uses the latest science and technology in all aspects of its operations, from planting and harvesting to transportation and processing. Our practices improve yields and reduce waste and benefit plant life, while remaining in harmony with the environment.
U.S. Sugar uses its own rail system to move its cane crop, sugar and other agricultural freight. It is efficient and cost-effective and helps the environment because it uses less fuel than trucks and significantly reduces the amount of vehicle emissions.