The price of cassava root increased last week after 10 weeks of decrease due to a decrease in supply caused by low starch content and producers prioritizing other activities. Additionally, rain limited progress in the field. The average price of a ton of starched cassava was R$569.58, showing a 1.2% increase compared to the previous week.
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In the field, many producers do not have crops available for delivery in the coming months, while a portion postpones commercialization, either due to a decrease in revenue – influenced by the low starch content – or to prioritize other activities. In addition to these fundamentals, the rains also limited the progress of work in the field. A Cepea survey shows that the average ...