Tag: U. S. Sugar Corp
A vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Image via AP.

Peter SchorschSeptember 14, 2017
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4min330
U.S. Sugar is still tallying up the total cost of Hurricane Irma’s pass through their South Florida operations, but said Thursday the final figure will come in at more than $20 million. Judy Sanchez, U.S. Sugar’s senior director for corporate communications and public affairs, said the company’s employees and their families are safe, but that […]

Ryan RayNovember 13, 2015
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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is once again among the highest earning lobbying firms in Florida, bringing in an estimated $919,000 between July and September 2015, according to recently submitted compensation reports. The firm’s largest client invoice was earned representing U.S. Sugar, accounting for $74,000 for legislative lobbying services and  $30,000 to $39,000 for executive branch work. The […]

Guest AuthorJuly 27, 2015

6min200
For decades, conservatives have lamented federal subsidies in American farm policy accruing to Big Sugar. Strangely, the wailing falls silent south of the Georgia border. In Tallahassee, the glad-handing and back slapping by Big Sugar for its supporters is ubiquitous. The application of sugar money to lobbyists’ and lawyers’ net worth statements, contributions to lawmakers, […]

Bruce RitchieApril 30, 2015

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The Florida office of a national environmental group on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against federal agencies over protection of an endangered sparrow and Everglades restoration indirectly related to a proposed big land purchase. Environmental groups and some local government officials are pressuring the state to exercise an option to buy 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar […]

Bruce RitchieApril 29, 2015
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A House bill establishing comprehensive water policy was amended and passed by the Senate on Wednesday, but was dead because the House had adjourned on Tuesday. House bills dealing with hydraulic fracturing were not voted on in the Senate because their Senate sponsor said they lacked the two-thirds vote needed. The 2015 Legislative Session continued […]


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