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State sugar cane producers winding down what they are calling a “historic” season

Costa Maya, Q.R. — Sugarcane producers in the southern region of the state say their “historic” season is coming to an end. With a current harvest of more than 1.4 million tons, producers are ready to ship and sell.

Evaristo Gómez Díaz, President of the Local Union of Sugar Cane Producers (ULPCA), says there are three sugarcane producing groups. The producers who have finished with their crop include the Ramonal, Palmar and Cacao ejidos in the Riviera del Río Hondo, who are now joining other producers to help harvest.

He says there are still approximately 350,000 tons of canes in fields ready to be cut. He said they are using 80 cane cutters that are working on two cutting machines, tractors, harvesters and eight trucks.

The representative of the cane producers said that “they had a historic production and price,” year, making it a good season.

Gómez Díaz said he hopes the good weather conditions continue so they can finish the cutting of the fields and conclude the season, which ends at the end of July.