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Balancing Agriculture and Conservation In Florida’s Everglades

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Harvesting sugar. Photo: U.S. Sugar Corp.

U.S. Sugar is part of a large sugar growing community south of Lake Okeechobee.

Environmentalist are interested in their land, some of which they want for everglades restoration.

Judy Sanchez, spokesperson for U.S. Sugar joins the program to talk about balancing the needs of agriculture and the environment, and 90.7’s Amy Green discusses some of the concerns environmentalists have with sugar farming in the everglades.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »