We take exception to Randy Schultz’ column “Big Sugar’s new attack on the Everglades,” which claimed that sugar farmers are not doing enough on Everglades restoration. This ignores nearly 20 years of heavily documented progress.
The agricultural area south of Lake Okeechobee includes the farming of sweet corn, green beans, lettuce and leaf, radishes, rice, celery, and, of course, sugar cane. In fact, so many vegetables are grown here that the area is known as the “Winter vegetable capital of Florida.”
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