February 27, 2009
Weather Woes Hamper Sugar Crop
The 118-day 2008-09 harvest commenced on
Records included the highest tons of sugarcane ground per crop day; lowest fuel oil per ton of cane; and highest quality of raw sugar. The Cooperative saves over
"The drought-stressed crop from the past two seasons translates into lower tonnage in the field than we normally would have expected," said Cooperative President and CEO
The Cooperative is made up of 47 grower-owners and employs 600 people during the harvest season. The primary functions of the Cooperative are the harvesting, transporting and processing of sugarcane and the sales of raw sugar to American Sugar Refining Inc., (ASR) that is co-owned by the Cooperative and Florida Crystals Corporation. Refined sugar is then marketed nationwide through Domino Foods, Inc.
SOURCE Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of