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India – cane acreage expanded by 4.1% [Registered]

With cane continuing to be profitable, farmers in India are devoting more land to the crop. Most of the cane for the 2011/12 crushing season has already been planted with Agriculture Ministry data showing the area under cane cultivation at 5.061 million ha as of June 3, up 4.1% from 4.863 million a year ago. The area under the crop in the top sugarcane producing state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is likely to rise about 10% in 2011/12 due to the increase in cane procurement prices and regular and timely payments to farmers by mills, said S. P. Bali, deputy…

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