George Orwel DTN Energy Reporter
Thu Sep 24, 2015 02:38 PM CDT

NEW YORK (DTN) -- Brazil's sugarcane harvest fell 26% to nearly 40 million tons during the first half of September versus the same period a year earlier, the Union of Sugarcane Industry Association, Brazil's largest trade group for sugarcane and ethanol producers, reported on Thursday, Sept. 24.

The decline in sugarcane processing into sugar and ethanol was caused by heavy rainfall that hampered farm work, including delaying shipment of the harvested crop to mills. Nearly 404 million tons of sugarcane has so far been harvested for this crop year, slightly lower than the 412 million tons a year ago.

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