Sugar Cane Harvest Starts in Nicaragua

The country began its 2010-11 harvest; estimates put output at 5% lower than the last season.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"The National Committee of Sugar Producers of Nicaragua has estimated that the sugar harvest, which began today and ends in May 2011, will produce 11.5 million quintals (46 kilos each), 500,000 bushels less than the same period before," according to

Tito Silva, managing director of San Antonio (which produces 48% of national production), said excessive rains have affected production of sugar cane.

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