Category: Farming

The Important Role Farmers Play
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The Important Role Farmers Play

Paul Allen, Vice President of R.C. Hatton, was recently featured on the blog for “The Sugar Association.” Discussing “The Business of Farming,” the blog post tells a bit of Paul’s story & why he answered the calling to pursue a career in agriculture. Of course, we certainly are thankful he did! Check out the full...

2018 Pre-Harvest Celebration
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2018 Pre-Harvest Celebration

As we enter the 2018-2019 harvest season, we wanted to share with you some highlights from this year’s “Everglades Agricultural Area 2018 Pre-Harvest Celebration” publication. As always, we are thankful to do what we love – grow fresh food! Being a farmer certainly has its challenges, but growing fresh food for millions of America families...

World Food Day
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World Food Day

Today, October 16, 2018, is World Food Day! World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Held annually on 16th October, people from around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicating worldwide hunger from our lifetime. Did you know that in a world of billions, 805 million...

Innovation & Jobs in Belle Glade, FL
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Innovation & Jobs in Belle Glade, FL

Tellus, a newly opened packaging company based right here in Belle Glade, Florida has created 50 new jobs and anticipates creating at least 50 more. (WFLX, 2018) The innovative company recycles leftover sugarcane fiber from the sugar milling process and converts it to packaging and foodservice products such as plates, bowls, and take-out containers. As a vertically integrated manufacturing...

This Quarter’s Employee Spotlight
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This Quarter’s Employee Spotlight

The Spotlight is on… Claudia Jaimes, RCH/PP, Admin Asst./Payroll Claudia Jaimes has been with Performance Packaging for six years. Her position with the company is a very important one. She started out in QC/QA and in October moved to the bean line office. She has been a great help by lightening the load on the...

Florida Growers & FFVA
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Florida Growers & FFVA

Paul Allen of RC Hatton Inc. in Pahokee, Fla., says that his successful company would not be where it is today without the leadership of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association.   The Economic Impact of Agriculture in Florida Supports 1.4 million jobs Generates a $100 Billion annual economic impact in Florida Responsible for $3...

Farm to School
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Farm to School

In collaboration with the state of Florida, R.C. Hatton Inc. has participated in the state’s Farm to School program. The program’s goal is to teach children about the farming process, increase their awareness of where food comes from and improve their health by encouraging consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. Through our involvement in the...

Employee Appreciation
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Employee Appreciation

The farm is also proud to be known as a great place to work by our employees. We employ over 50 people year-round and up to 250 people in the spring. R.C. Hatton Inc. is grateful for each individual’s contributions to the success of our farming operations.