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Brazil – Record 2013/14 crop likely to promote early cane harvesting [Registered]

Cane harvesting in Brazil’s center south will commence earlier this year due to the probability of a record crop, according to Sucden do Brasil, reported Bloomberg. Harvesting will start about three weeks earlier than last year as millers try to crush a record 580 million to 585 million tonnes in the 2013-14 season, which starts in April, according to Jeremy Austin, general manager at the Sao Paulo-based Sucden. That compares with 531.9 million tonnes this season, according to data from industry group Unica. The main reason for commencing harvesting earlier is to avoid being caught out by rain near the…

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