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Record Sugarcane for Brazil
Tue Jan 8, 2013 12:53 PM CST

Brazil's main center-south sugarcane harvest later this year should yield a record 600 million metric tons of the crop, said agriculture consultancy Safras and Mercado.

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones -- Brazil's main center-south sugarcane harvest later this year should yield a record 600 million metric tons of the crop, though sugar output probably won't increase due to rising demand for ethanol, agriculture consultancy Safras and Mercado said Monday.

If the forecast materializes, the 2013-14 crop would be 15% larger than the previous year, when an estimated 520 million tons of cane were harvested, Safras said. Sugarcane production would see ...

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