The U.S. Sugar Corp. mill in Clewiston has been there since 1931. The company owns 187,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The nation’s largest producer of cane sugar reached a tentative agreement with the state Tuesday to get out of the business and sell its nearly 300 square miles in the Everglades.

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The U.S. Sugar Corp. mill in Clewiston has been there since 1931. The company owns 187,000 acres of farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The nation’s largest producer of cane sugar reached a tentative agreement with the state Tuesday to get out of the business and sell its nearly 300 square miles in the Everglades.

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