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Biggest U.S. Sugar Cane Grower to Close

Domestic sugar producers are reeling from the news that the largest sugar cane grower, U.S. Sugar, is closing. The company is selling its land to Florida for $1.7 billion, so the state can use it to preserve the Everglades. Now domestic producers are worried that losing such a major ally in their lobbying efforts will sour their ability to shape national sugar policy and set prices in the future.

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Curt Nickisch