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Mackay Canegrowers Limited (MCL) trading as CANEGROWERS Mackay is an integral part of the CANEGROWERS organisation, the peak body representing Australia's sugarcane growers in Queensland and New South Wales.  MCL provides services, representation and support to the majority of cane growers across the Mackay and Plane Creek regions on a wide range of issues including advocacy, marketing, water and electricity, workplace health & safety, transport, environment and best management practice, training and business management.

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  • FAIL: Palaszczuk gridlocks agriculture with controversial vegetation management laws

    CANEGROWERS Mackay stands with the Queensland agricultural sector in its disgust at a parliamentary committee's recommendations to pass the Palaszczuk Government's controversial vegetation management laws.   More.......

  • Reef Catchments invites landholders to a weed workshop

    Participants can expect to learn more about weed identification, form and function.  More......
  • Pioneer Valley Show Cane Schedule

    Farmers!  Start looking for your best cane varieties and get your entry in this year to win some fantastic cash prizes and trophies.    More......
  • Have your say on the Queensland Solar Farm Guidelines

    The development of solar farms in cane growing regions has been of concern with the possible use of good agricultural land and other consequences such as drainage. The Qld Government has released draft Queensland Solar Farm Planning Guidelines https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au/gi/consultation/4953/view.html for comment, intended to support local councils in planning for and assessing solar projects under the Queensland Planning Framework and educate local communities and project developers about good standards of development practice. This is a positive step welcomed by the QFF. Consultation closes on 11 May and growers are invited to attend a community forum in Mackay – 2 May.  If you have any concerns you would like to bring to CANEGROWERS attention, please contact your local CANEGROWERS office.
  • Farm Business Management Course coming to Mackay

    Farm Business Management Skill Sets - This fast-tracked agribusiness short course is designed for Queensland farmers and managers of agricultural operations as well as those seeking employment in, or recently introduced to an agribusiness role.  This is a heavily subsidised course for cane growers and will only cost $244. For more information and/or to register for this great course please go to:  https://www.qatc.edu.au/courses/course-finder/farm-business-management/ or phone Lorelle Stables from Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network on 0423 370 368.  Course is on 31 May and 1 June.
  • Bookings open for 2nd annual Ag Trade Expo in May

    Ag businesses throughout the regions of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday are being urged to book their sites early for the CANEGROWERS Mackay Ag Trade Expo at Wests Leagues Club, with the second annual event just months away.   More.....
  • Vegetation amendments put brakes on sugarcane growth

    CANEGROWERS is warning the Queensland Government that it is risking the sugarcane industry’s contribution to the state’s economic growth with changes to vegetation management laws.   More......
  • Obesity & Diabetes Project

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    Click here to view a pledge that 
    CANEGROWERS Mackay has made to the Obesity & Diabetes Project owned by the Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation (MIRI). The pledge is 
    to provide the information and resources to assist our families, members and others in our network to make small bite-sized changes towards a healthier lifestyle by reducing the increasingly high rate of obesity and diabetes (type 2) in our regional communities. MIRI aims to do this by pledging support from the people and organisations they see as leaders. You will read more about this long term project over the coming months. If you have any questions, contact Sonia Ball, Kevin Borg or Kerry  Latter on 4944 2600 or visit https://miri.health.qld.gov.au/for-consumers/inspire-your-tribe/
  • Resilience: Better Planning to weather the storm

    CANEGROWERS Mackay can assist you to achieve improved resilience on your farm, and in your business, so you can be better prepared to withstand and recover from future natural disasters.   More......
  • MCL Chairman Kevin Borg's Rural Weekly Comment

    Click here to read the latest Rural Weekly Comment from the Chairman of Mackay Canegrowers Limited, Kevin Borg.

  • CANEGROWERS Queensland's Current Activities

    Weekly update on activities CANEGROWERS Queensland is undertaking on behalf of its members.  To view the update, go to the Members Tab.

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