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In 2000, when CERP was passed by Congress, The Palm Beach Post  detailed the support from farmers:

The House vote was welcomed by members of the broad coalition that united behind the bill – environmentalists, the region’s powerful sugar industry, federal regulators and politicians of both parties. ‘We are proud to be part of this historic partnership,’ U.S. Sugar President Robert A. Dolson said in a prepared statement.



Source: U.S. Sugar statement in Palm Beach Post, October 20, 2000

Here are additional examples of the times EAA farmers supported CERP and CEPP:


USSC supports the proposed CERP project as described and approved in the Central Everglades Planning Project (“CEPP”) Post-Authorization Change Report (“PACR”).



Source: Letter from U.S. Sugar to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, October 7, 2019

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