* Cane industry mechanizes rapidly in Brazil * Shift is driven by profits, environmental regulations * Equipment suppliers see boom in demand By James Matthews PIRACICABA, Brazil, Aug 20 (Reuters) - For nearly five centuries, the classic image of sugar production in Brazil has been one of workers setting cane fields on fire and then descending on the crop with their machetes for harvest. No longer. More than half of the cane in Brazil's main sugar-producing area of Sao Paulo ...
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