US Sugar Corporation
|US Sugar Corporation|
|Seat||Clewiston , Florida ,|
|management||Robert H. Buker, Jr.|
|Number of employees||1,700|
The US Sugar Corporation is an American agricultural company based in Clewiston , Florida . The main activity is the cultivation of sugar cane , but juice oranges and grain maize are also grown. 800,000 tons of sugar are produced annually (10% of US production).
The company was founded in 1931 by Charles Stewart Mott, an entrepreneur who helped found General Motors .
The South Central Florida Express railway company is operated for the transport of sugar cane .
The US Sugar Corporation owns ecologically valuable land around Lake Okeechobee . However, a purchase of land for rewetting by the public sector that had been planned for several years did not materialize.
- Southern Garden Citrus
- Alan Farago Writer: Charity That Begins at Home, Wrecks the Home: US Sugar Corporation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. In: The Huffington Post . February 29, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016 .
- Water district rejects buying sugar land for Everglades restoration. In: South Florida Sun-Sentinel . May 14, 2015, accessed May 14, 2015 .