Palm Beach County Sugarcane, Vegetable Fields Flooded

Dan Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

Fresh green beans, a popular dish on the Thanksgiving table, are expected to be in short supply this Thanksgiving after vegetable and sugar cane crops in western Palm Beach County were wiped out by flooding. Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in Florida on Sept. 10, drenched and flooded fields south of Lake Okeechobee in the Belle Glade and Pahokee area, …

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Putnam Speaks to Florida Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C.

Dan Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release, Sugar, Vegetables

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam joined Governor Rick Scott to discuss the recent agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Irma and to request federal assistance. The following are excerpts from his remarks: “The Florida delegation has a long history of coming together in the aftermath of these types of disasters and bringing the full weight of the third largest …

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U.S. Sugar Statement Regarding the Impact of Hurricane Irma

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

Statement by Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar Senior Director for Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Regarding the Impact of Hurricane Irma “First and foremost, our employees and their families are safe. As for our sugarcane and citrus crops, we are conducting field by field and grove by grove assessments that will take days, possibly weeks, before we understand the actual impact.  What …

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Putnam Says Agriculture Industry Hammered by Irma

Dan Citrus, Florida, Industry News Release, Sugar, Vegetables

Parts of Florida’s agriculture industry are in “tatters” as rural communities throughout the state continue to face severe conditions after Hurricane Irma, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Thursday. Putnam said the storm hammered citrus, vegetable and sugarcane growers, though he didn’t put a cost estimate on the damage. And as many farmers and residents of Florida’s rural counties wait for …

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Conaway, Peterson Praise U.S. Sugar Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release, Sugar

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the below remarks following an announcement that an agreement was reached between the U.S. sugar industry and the Department of Commerce to bring Mexican sugar into compliance with U.S. trade laws: “I am very pleased that the Department of Commerce was able to negotiate an …

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USDA Role in Enforcing New U.S.-Mexico Sugar Deal

Dan Exports/Imports, Sugar

Last week, it was announced that a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar had been reached. The U.S. Department of Commerce had been reviewing the 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into the U.S. In …

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Sugar Deal Reached with Mexico

Dan Exports/Imports, Sugar

It was announced Tuesday that the U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement to finally end the sugar dispute. And with renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) expected to start in August, some experts are saying the sugar agreement is good news. And according to a story from Rod Bain, one person commenting on the new agreement …

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Perdue Statement on Sugar Agreement with Mexico

Dan Industry News Release, Sugar

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued a statement regarding a new agreement between the United States and Mexico regarding the importation of Mexican sugar.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has been reviewing a 2014 agreement with the government of Mexico and the Mexican sugar refiners that suspended anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the import of Mexican sugar into the …