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Barbados: News of deal to export sugar to US as harvest set to start

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by Emmanuel Joseph (Barbados Today) Government’s agricultural management agency is expected to rake in some $4.2 million in revenue from locally-branded packaged sugar exports sold to the United States during this year’s harvest which starts on Monday.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) Orlando Atherley revealed on Friday that this country recently secured a contract to sell the United States 2,500 tons of packaged sugar every year.

“It is only a market that we secured in the earlier part of this year. So we did the first container around February this year,” Atherley told Barbados TODAY.

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