The Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida has just wrapped up its 2012-2013 harvest, producing the seventh-largest crop in its 51-year history.
The 46-member cooperative headquartered in Belle Glade produced more than three million tons of sugar cane grown on 68,373 acres, primarily in Palm Beach County. That resulted in 363,514 tons of raw sugar and 16.7 million gallons of blackstrap molasses.
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