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As we mentioned earlier in our newscast a meeting is scheduled between the BSCFA and BSI tomorrow. Reports are that one of the main items on the agenda will be to set a date for the closure of crop season. From what we understand while the BSCFA wants crop to be declared closed as of this Saturday because of the rainy season, BSI is asking for more time.

Damian Goff- Marketing Director BSI

“I am hoping that is not the case because as I said there is still some cane out there that can be brought in. I know that there are some cane farmers that are keen to still delver their cane. We are of the opinion that while the rainy season has started there is still the possibility that we can see a little improvement in the weather.”

alfredoAlfredo Ortega- Chairman BSCFA, COM

“Realmente viendo la situación y viendo el aumento te TCT’s y viendo el lado económico estamos viendo que ya la mayoría del cañero ya cosecho su cana y son mínimos los que están quedando con cana sazón. Todo va dependiendo del tiempo si la lluvias continúan estamos viendo que la zafra termine por lo menos para este fin de semana oh lo mas tardar mediados de la otra semana así para darles un poco más de tiempo porque asegún el químico cada día que va aumentando el TCT’s estamos perdiendo entre un dólar ah uno cincuenta por tonelada de cana.”

Usually crop closes at the end of June. But this year BSI is hoping that the BSCFA agrees to extend the crop season until the 3rd week of July.

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