Who We Are | Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
Sugarcane grown by its members is harvested, transported and processed, and then the raw sugar is marketed to one of the ASR Group’s sugar refineries. The Cooperative produces more than 350,000 tons of raw sugar annually that once refined, is enough to serve the average annual demand of more than 9 million people. Marketing, Refineries and Brands.
Sugar Process | Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida
The Cooperative harvests an average of 600 acres per day during daylight hours. Using a single-row, combine-style harvester, the cane is cut at the base of the stalk, transferred into in-field wagons and loaded in semi-trailers for transport to the processing facility. A typical harvesting unit contains three or four harvesters operating in tandem with six to eight tractors and a string of in-field wagons.