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Brazil – Frost damage could wipe out 20% of the cane crop [Registered]

Frosts in late July in southern Brazil damaged nearly a fifth of the unharvested cane crop in the main growing region, according to the analyst Datagro. Severe early morning frosts on July 24 and 25 in three of Brazil’s top sugar-cane states devastated large areas, Datagro President Plinio Nastari told Reuters. The cold blight comes at the peak the crushing season when more than half of Brazil’s expected record 590-million-tonne crop remains unharvested. Although Nastari was unable to say how much mill-output will drop or reduce a global sugar glut that has pushed prices to three-year lows, he said 65…

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