Florida Crystals Completes Rice Harvest in South Florida
Thanks to fair weather and excellent planning, Florida Crystals’ dedicated, hardworking rice team delivered our final truckload of the season to our Sem-Chi Rice Mill in Belle Glade, Florida, on Oct. 20.
This season, we grew rice on 20,000 acres in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). In addition to our own rice, we also process rice grown by independent farmers in the EAA, located in western Palm Beach County.
We are proud to mill enough rice to feed more than 4 million people annually.
We grow our rice in rotation with our sugarcane, sweet corn and other cover crops as part of our sustainable farming practices.
A number of factors played into this year’s success, said Daniel Cavazos, Florida Crystals’ Director of Rice Farming.