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Sugar cane

By Roger Aguilera

Sugarcane cutting operations have just begun in the areas of the Antonio Guiteras sugar company, in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas, thus kicking off the 2007 sugar harvest in this territory.

The Antonio Guiteras, which is the largest sugar producing plant across Cuba, is set to start milling in the next few hours.

The local desk of the Sugar Ministry in Las Tunas has conceived strategies so that this year's harvest begins timely to churn out a high-quality product according to planned yields.

That is why the areas chosen to start cutting cane are those with less humidity in four local sugar companies.

This year's sugar production in Las Tunas is expected to increase as compared to previous harvests as a result of the incorporation of two sugar companies which had been temporarily shut down.



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