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Agriculture, sugar doesn’t deserve all the blame for algae bloom, Farm Bureau Federation says

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Agriculture group Florida Farm Bureau Federation said Wednesday that sugar isn’t as culpable for the harmful Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River algal blooms as some groups contend. “Special interest groups have targeted agriculture as the sole cause of these blooms to promote buying more land for a ‘flow way’ south of Lake Okeechobee, even though a vast amount of research indicates that doing so will harm the remnant Everglades,” the group said in a news release. Though lake…

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