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Sugarcane area in Tocantins rises in 2010

Sugarcane area harvested in Tocantins rises 914% in 2010

The first survey of the 2010/2011 crop of sugarcane, conducted by Conab, showed an increase of 914.29% in the area targeted for sugarcane production in the state of Tocantins. With three centers of production – Arrais, Gurupi and Pedro Afonso – the expansion is estimated at 14.4 thousand hectares.

One of the main indices of increase was registered in the municipality of Pedro Afonso, with an expected milling of 1.4 million tons this year. The region is home to the unit of Bunge Açúcar e Álcool.

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