Successful Farming Magazine Highlights Florida Crystals' Sustainable Farming Story
By Cary Estes, Successful Farming Magazine
After six decades, what began as a modest farming operation has expanded to encompass approximately 190,000 acres across nearly 5,000 individual fields. And the Fanjul family’s company – now known as Florida Crystals – is part of the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar with annual production of more than 6 million tons.
Along the way, Florida Crystals has implemented multiple techniques to improve environmental sustainability and increase economic efficiency. “As a farmer, your land is your main asset,” says Diego Luzuriaga, Florida Crystal’s vice president of research and development. “You have to take care of your land, and we’re always working on better ways to do that.”