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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

  • 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.....

  • Growers call for action after 48 hr deadline expires

    After the LNP (Liberal National Party) delivered a 48-hour deadline to Wilmar Sugar and Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) to bring an end to the long running dispute about choice in sugar marketing has passed nothing has changed.   More.....
  • Farmers warn of more power pain

    Sugarcane growers are in Brisbane today, 15 February, sounding a warning to all electricity users that staying cool in summer, running a business and watering food crops is about to get more expensive.  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.....
  • 1,500 Queensland farmers with lives and businesses on hold

    Peak sugarcane farming organisation CANEGROWERS is urging Wilmar Sugar, QSL, the Queensland Government and the community to remember that 1,500 mostly family farming businesses are at the heart of the current impasse over contracts for the 2017 season.   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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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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