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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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Latest News

  • Power price pain continues to grow

    The announcement by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) on 16 June that electricity prices for irrigated agriculture will increase by up to 5.1% will do nothing to allay the fears of farmers who are seeing their livelihoods slowly eaten away by rising power prices.  More.....

  • Government proves it could make power prices fairer

    The Queensland Government has confirmed today that it has the power to curb the soaring cost of electricity if it wanted to.  More....

  • City costs drive up regional Queensland power prices

    CANEGROWERS is warning of an unfair electricity price hike imminent for regional Queensland.  When the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) rules at the end of the month on regulated retail prices for regional Queensland for 2017-18, it is set to apply Energex‚Äôs costs of supplying power to the southeast corner into its calculations for Ergon, which supplies power to regional customers.  More....
  • Relief and optimism follow signing of On Supply Agreement

    Cane growers supplying Plane Creek Mill at Sarina now have reason to be optimistic about the season ahead following announcement that Wilmar Sugar had signed off on an On-Supply Agreement (OSA) with Queensland Sugar Limited.  More....
  • Growers prove their Great Barrier Reef water quality credentials

    Far north Queensland cane growers in the most Reef-sensitive areas are proving their commitment to improved water quality through accreditation in the industry's Smartcane BMP program.  More.....
  • New Reef funding will help growers shift to above industry standard

    New Reef funding will assist eleigble cane growers to enhance their farming operation to increase profitability.   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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The Billet is CANEGROWERS Mackay's premium cane growers magazine delivered monthly to members of CANEGROWERS Mackay. The Billet consists of news and information specifically for cane growers and farming businesses.  For advertising or subscription information, call (07) 4944 2600.

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