http://www.foodproductdesign.com/news/2012/12/sweet-green-fields-to-expand-stevia-crops-in-2013.aspx
December 20, 2012

BELLINGHAM, Wash.—Based on crop success during the 2012 season, Sweet Green Fields announced it will expand stevia crops in the southeastern U.S. for the 2013 planting season. The company is committed to expanding its grower base and working with their partners to boost its supply of American-grown, high-purity stevia extracts.

“We are extremely pleased with the performance of our 2012 crop and we are very excited about the aggressive growth plan we have in place for 2013,” said Hal Teegarden, vice president of agricultural operations.

Sweet Green Fields is committed to supporting economic development in agribusiness communities that have been negatively impacted by a changing crop landscape and reduced opportunities. The company also is committed to developing sustainable and socially responsible practices, working with its grower partners and stakeholder community to leverage technologies and uphold its commitments to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to ensure responsible and sustainable stevia production.