TCPALM: Analysis: Sugar growers' ad blasts Lake Okeechobee reservoir plan

TCPalm: January 13, 2017. Written by Tyler Treadway.

"'Buy the land' is a scam," a sugar-growing cooperative claims in a Jan. 6 full-page ad in Treasure Coast Newspapers.

Attributed to the "Florida Sugarcane Farmers," a consortium of U.S. Sugar Corp., Florida Crystals and the Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, the ad argues against Senate President Joe Negron's proposal to buy 60,000 acres in the Everglades Agricultural Area and build a reservoir there to help stop Lake Okeechobee discharges that pollute the St. Lucie River and Indian River Lagoon.

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