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Jul 2, 2014

The 2013-2014 crop season to close

The 2013-2014 crop season that almost wasn’t, will come to a close on Tuesday, July eighth. It started two months late, a delay caused by a combination of incessant rains, impassable roads and a near-strike situation over bagasse payment to farmers. But better late than never…and today we can report that this year farmers actually delivered more cane to BSI to be milled than last year. The BSCFA’s Alfredo Ortega gave us an update one week away from close of crop.


Alfredo Ortega, Vice Chairman, Committee of Management, BSCFA

“Up to the twenty-ninth of June, we had delivered one million, one hundred and forty-nine thousand, seven hundred and seventy-nine tons of cane, which has produced one hundred and seventeen thousand, eight hundred and seventy-one tons of sugar. We have exceeded the one million, seventy-eight thousand that we delivered last year. And yes we have seen that our forecast in regards to the start of crop that we had forecast that there is an availability of production between one point two to one point two five million tons of cane…we are seeing that yes that will be the amount available for this year, but we are also seeing that we won’t be able to deliver all that amount of cane that is left in the field at this point in time.”



Alfredo Ortega

“How much do you estimate is left in the field at this time?”


Alfredo Ortega

“If weather permits as is at this point in time, and we finish the eighth of July with weather like this, I believe that we will be staying with an amount of about fifty thousand tons of cane.”

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