Everglades Ag Area Vital to America’s Food Security

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By Frank Giles The region south of Lake Okeechobee, comprised largely of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), is one of the most unique farming landscapes on the planet. Its wide-open vistas can be seen from space, and the land’s dark, rich soils contribute to the production of a significant portion of America’s specialty crop supply. Over the years, farming expanded …

U.S. Sugar Reiterates Support for EAA Reservoir

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(U.S. Sugar) — A letter was sent from U.S. Sugar Corporation to South Florida Water Management District Executive Governing Board Chairman Chauncey Goss regarding U.S. Sugar’s support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Central Everglades Planning Project, and the EAA Reservoir. Source: U.S. Sugar Corporation

Meetings on Algae, Citrus and Water Management Ring Alarms for Florida Agriculture

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Three meetings this week in three different areas of the state brought more discussion that should wake up producers and others in agriculture who have remained mostly silent for decades. As the state’s population continues to swell by a 1,000 new residents each day, Florida’s population will likely exceed 22-million next year. As the nation’s third most populous state, there’s …

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South Florida Water Managers Debate BMPs, Discuss New Regulations

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by Gary Cooper In this new atmosphere of starting over from scratch with South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) leadership, a growing number of people in agriculture are asking more often and more loudly, “What’s going on?” Agriculture appears to be under the microscope, some say more like under attack, as a fast-growing urban sector reacts to what they don’t …

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Fact Checking South Florida’s Water Politics – What Got Us Here?

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by Gary Cooper Roots of Algae Debate Show Political Rhetoric Trumping the Facts Politically driven actions in recent months have undeniably brought major upheaval and confusion in South Florida’s water management circles. More than eight million people who are living in and invested in South Florida are directly impacted by these decisions in one way or another. Misinformation swirls about …