Barn Owls Proving Key to Modern, Sustainable Farming


By Ashley Glass, ABC Action News

SOUTH BAY, Fla.  — If you purchase organic sugar or rice anywhere in the United States, there's a good chance it was grown at the Florida Crystals sprawling farmland around South Bay, Florida.

According to the company, the farms are also home to the largest private network of barn owls in the world.

"I see it every day. I see the owls at work," said farmer Daniel Cavazos, director of rice and organic farming with Florida Crystals. "We're using nature to control nature," he said.

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