Did the United States Sugar Corporation hurt the Everglades?
In 1991, United States Sugar Corporation was fined $3.75 million for improper disposal of hazardous materials from one of its Clewiston mills in the Everglades
In the United States, sugar cane is raised primarily in Louisiana. Most of the world's production comes from Brazil and India. Sugar beets prefer more temperate climates and is raised in the United States primarily in the central northern part. In 2005, the top producers of sugar beets were France, Germany, U.S. and Russia. The Wikipedia links provide significant details.
The McKinley Tariff Act eliminated the tariffs on all sugar entering the United States. Now sugar that was produced from Hawaii was no longer cheaper than elsewhere. This change reduced the sugar producers' profits. Some U.S. business leaders pushed for making Hawaii apart of the united States, or annexation. By doing this, Hawaiian sugar could be sold for greater profits because American producers received an extra two cents a pound from the United States government.