Big Sugar gets extended lease on Glades project lands



Big Sugar can stay longer but will have to start paying to farm taxpayer-owned land intended for Everglades restoration, according to a new lease deal approved on Thursday.

U.S. Sugar Corp. can keep farming about 9,000 acres of citrus land through 2018, but in November will start paying $25 per acre per year, the South Florida Water Management District board decided.

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