Tag: sugar
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Ryan NicolAugust 16, 2018

David Shapiro, a Democratic candidate in Florida’s 16th Congressional District, is calling out Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan over his receipt of more than $100,000 from the sugar industry in light of recent red tide and algae blooms hitting the state. The report from the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks money […]

Peter SchorschJune 9, 2017

Florida sugar growers are pushing back hard on accusations that “Big Sugar and Big Citrus” had a hand in writing legislation to expand access to medical marijuana. On Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reported that that tucked into sweeping legislation on medical marijuana is “preferential treatment to companies that promise to convert orange juice factories […]

Scott PowersAugust 22, 2016

The entry-bell surge of political action committee money into new Democratic nominee Stephanie Murphy‘s campaign fund has triggered a similar rush of PAC money into the war chest of Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica in the Winter Park-based Florida’s 7th Congressional District. National Democrats signaled they’re taking Murphy’s candidacy seriously, compared with those of […]

Peter SchorschApril 22, 2016

As the global community celebrates Earth Day April 22, farmers for America’s largest sugar producer are highlighting their role in safeguarding South Florida land and water resources. Now in its 46th year, Earth Day is the largest secular observance on the planet, with more than 1 billion people observing a day of eco-friendly engagement and […]

Guest AuthorMay 27, 2015

In the accompanying picture, that’s me on the left. The year is possibly 1994. I’m standing next to the late Congressman William Lehman from Miami-Dade. Bill Lehman died in 2005. Next to Bill is the civil rights activist and Miami path breaker,Thelma Gibson. The sturdy, imposing African-American to the right was the star of the photograph. Arthur E. […]


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