Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:22 PM CDT

NEW YORK (DTN) -- The Union of Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil's largest trade group for sugarcane and ethanol producers, said in its biweekly update issued Thursday, Oct. 23, that sugarcane processing in the country's South-central region plummeted during the first half of this month due to bad weather and plant closures, with ethanol supply also similarly down.

The group, known by its Portuguese acronym UNICA, said 39.8 million tons of the crop was shipped to mills for processing during the two week ending Oct. 15, down 23% from same period a year ago. The decline was mainly due to lost ...

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