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Thai rice growers encouraged to grow cane [Registered]

Thai government is encouraging rice farmers to switch to sugar cane for better returns. Of the total rice land of 73.4 million rai (11.7 million hectares), 6.7 million rai is suitable for cane, Thai Sugar Millers Corp. said in a statement, citing an estimate from the Farm Ministry, reports Bloomberg. Expansion in cane production is in response to the increase in sugar mills to 51 over the past two years with total crushing capacity of approximately 1 million metric tons of cane per day, up around 10 percent from the long standing capacity of approximately 0.9 million metric tons of…

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