Just before Fay hit south Florida this week, US Sugar Corp announced they were on track to set new production records by the end of August.
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After Tropical Storm Fay hit, US Sugar reported that sugarcane operations were affected with 8-12 inches of rain and hurricane force winds of 80-85 mph. They have standing water and most cane stalks were blown over and tangled. However, officials say the Clewiston Refinery, which had shut down as the storm approached, started back up Tuesday and is still on pace to break several production records. There was no damage reported to the milling and refining complex.