If said scenario came true, the country's total sugar cane production for this year would be 11.070.000 quintals, said Manuel Sevilla, Agriculture Minister.
He added: "This reduction could disappear if the level of rains remains the same up to October 15th, because sugar cane would have a chance of growing up to its normal level, and humidity inside the cane could recover", reported local newspaper La Prensa Gráfica.
After heavy rainfall, about 742,500 quintals of beans are reported to be endangered.
The moisture caused by rainfall has generated a fungus attack in 40% of the cultivated area, said Oscar Albanian, director of the Agricultural Suppliers Association (APA).
An article in Elmundo.com.sv quoted the senior executive as saying, "Before this rainfall, between 30 and 35% of beans (in the cultivated area) were damaged by fungi (...) now it is 40% that is at serious risk of being lost. "