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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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  • Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens hosts unique Land Art Project

    A unique work of land art is being launched in Mackay this week. Watershed: The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens Land Art Project is the creation of Wollongong artists Lucas Ihlein and Kim Williams, in collaboration with a host of local farmers and community organisations.   More.....
  • Rain brings relief to growers after long dry spell

    While storm winds have unfortunately caused chaos and destruction in Mackay and surrounding areas, rain from the super cell storms raging across Isaac, Mackay and Whitsundays last night has been a boon for the region's cane growers and the 2018 sugarcane crop.   More....
  • Cane expansion project cause for concern

    At the Plane Creek Area Committee Annual Information Meeting held on 20 February, concerns were expressed over mill capacity with a proposed 150,000 additional tonnes of cane to be supplied by 2019.   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 please visit https://miri.health.qld.gov.au/for-consumers/inspire-your-tribe/
  • QCA urged to fix regional power price inequity

    With the annual review of regional electricity prices now underway, CANEGROWERS is urging the Queensland Competition Authority to stop a bad situation becoming worse for regional businesses and households.  More....
  • New trade deal a boost for Queensland sugar industry

    The Queensland sugar industry is set to receive increased access to Japanese, Canadian and Mexican markets after the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was agreed to in Tokyo this week.   Known as TPP 11, the multi-trillion-dollar deal has 11 participants: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.   More.....
  • 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......
  • Insufficient permitting system hobbles movement of Ag vehicles

    CANEGROWERS Mackay is calling on the next state government to commit pre-election to resolving the tangled web that is the current permitting system for the movement of oversize agricultural vehicles on the public road network.  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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