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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

  • Farm business debt mediation and biosecurity changes pass Parliament

    CANEGROWERS, as a member of Queensland Farmers’ Federation, joins them in welcoming these recent changes to legislation in State ParliamentThe Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the passing of the government’s Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill that legislates farm debt mediation in Queensland.  More...
  • Farmers lead with plan to fix electricity mess

    Farming lobby group CANEGROWERS has put forward a five-point plan to fix the mess that is electricity pricing in Australia.  More....

  • Mackay regional agricultural fesival - CANEGROWERS Mackay Ag Trade Expo

    The inaugural CANEGROWERS Mackay Ag Trade Expo, hosted by Western Suburbs Leagues Club (Walkerston) in 2017 is gearing up to be a virtual feast of all things agricultural.   More...

  • Mackay Area Committee Annual Information Meeting

    The Annual Information Meeting of the Mackay Area Committee will be held on Friday 17 March at 1.00pm at the Mackay Turf Club at Ooralea.  Greg Beashel, CEO of QSL, will be the guest speaker. 
  • Confidence amid challenges as Policy Council meets in Mackay

    CANEGROWERS Chairman Paul Schembri has told the organisation’s Policy Council there are many reasons for sugarcane growers to be confident about the future.  More....

  • Sugar Industry welcomes Indonesian tariff move

    The Australian sugar industry has welcomed a tariff agreement between Australia and Indonesia which will put  our sugar exports on a par with our regional competitors.  More....

  • Sugar cane haulout courses - information session

    An information session about this year's popular sugar industry haulout courses will be held at CANEGROWERS Mackay on Wednesday March 22.  More.....
  • Agricultural Electricity Trial announced

    The Queensland Government has announced the long awaited agricultural electricity trials as part of its Regional Business Support Package.  The trial will provide participants an opportunity to trial off-peak and demand-based electricity tariffs.  More.....

  • Opinions sought on changes to the availability of the fungicide Shirtan

    What is Shirtan® and why are we talking about it?
    Shirtan® is a fungicide used by approximately 80% of cane growers to treat Pineapple Sett Rot disease. Shirtan® contains mercury and the Australian Government is in the process of phasing out all mercury use in Australia.  More.....
  • Take your farm to the next level

    The Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) is partnering with NQ Powertrain (RTO 32302) and Rural Training Queensland (RTO 31258) to run training workshops in key rural locations throughout Queensland. Farm owners and farm business managers who are keen to take up this great opportunity are invited to register their interest.  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 Comment

    Click here to read the latest 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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