US Sugar finishes season with 5.5M tons of harvest

CLEWISTON, Fla. - One of the nation's biggest sugar producers has wrapped up the season's harvest.

U.S. Sugar says its 198-day season yielded 5.5 million tons of sugarcane.

That's down from 5.8 million tons last year, in part because of wet weather that flooded some fields and affected crops.

A company spokeswoman says heavy rain early in the harvest forced the shutdown of its mills for several days and cost tens of millions of dollars.

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