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Congratulations to Willie Lee

On February 22, 2022, we celebrated Willie Lee for being presented with the award for Ag-Industrial Man of the Year by the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce! A native of the Glades area, Willie grew up on the farm and eventually found his way into Agriculture Aviation. With over 60 years of ag flying and…

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Congratulations, Keith!

Congratulations to fellow local farmer Keith Wedgworth for being named Florida Farm Bureau’s 2021 Volunteer Communicator of the Year. Keith is a fourth-generation farmer in South Florida. Wedgworth is a respected spokesperson and authoritative voice for local agriculture. His ability to share agriculture’s story across digital and traditional platforms bridges the gap between a farm…

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Florida’s Most Important Industry

On May 26, 2021, Florida Politics published an article by Drew Wilson conveying the message, "Voters say farming is Florida’s most important industry". This truth is summed up by a new poll commissioned by the Florida Ag Coalition which found that 98% of Florida voters believe farming and ranching are key cogs in Florida’s economy.…

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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…

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Tellus Opens 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…

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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…

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