Black smoke billows up into the sky as farmers burn the fields prior to harvesting the cane fields surrounding Indiantown.
We who live in the vicinity are fo...rced to breathe this daily until all the fields are harvested.
We also deal with large amounts of ash that falls from the sky onto everything outdoors. Our houses, cars, clothes are covered with it on the days they burn.
Almost all other nations have stopped burning before harvesting due to the effect it is having on our environment, but not U.S. sugar companies.
“This is the time of year they do those burns out in the sugarcane fields, so there is always smoke somewhere out there.” The public nuisance and environmental injustice caused by the toxic smoke and ash plumes produced from sugar field burning should not be normal for any community to endure as indicated in this weather report. All Florida residents deserve access to clean and healthy air especially during the best months of the year to enjoy the outdoors in Florida! It's time for the Florida sugarcane industry to #StopTheBurn #GoGreenHarvest