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Slow start to crop

Marlon Madden

Slow start to crop

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From all indications, the 2012 sugar cane harvest started slowly yesterday and one cane cutter expressed grave concern about the future of the industry.
When a DAILY NATION team visited Andrews Sugar Factory in St Joseph yesterday afternoon not much was going on, and one worker said some truckers had transported a few loads of cane in the morning and “more are slowly coming in”.
He also said “testing” of a boiler was being done.
This year’s crop, which started two weeks later than originally scheduled, is expected to produce one of the lowest yields of sugar ever in Barbados – just under 22 000 tonnes.
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.