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When the cane has no sugar

The time is now bitter cane season, The price of sugarcane farmers sells is only equal to the production cost. After more than 8 months of tending, farmers almost worked for free on their own land.
The wholesale price of sugar in the market has inched up and is waiting for the next move, when the Ministry of Industry and Trade investigates and applies anti-dumping measures and anti-subsidies for some sugarcane, originating products from Thailand. The sugar mills hope that the wholesale price of sugar can increase, but the sugarcane area in the west can hardly exist to supply the factories, when farmers give up sugar cane in bulk