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A commitment from the Liberal National Party to reduce electricity costs and establish a set of new agriculture-specific tariffs has been welcomed by the peak sugarcane growers’ organisation CANEGROWERS. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has written to all Councillors on the Mackay Regional Council seeking a year’s rates freeze at 2019 values for sugarcane growers following recent exorbitant land valuation increases. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has written to the Valuer General objecting to increased valuations from local Councils for farmland in the Mackay/Plane Creek regions. More
In his column in the Rural Weekly this week, CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman, Kevin Borg, has thanked the Queensland Government for freezing irrigation prices for a year and absorbing dam safety costs. However, he said that since the government has not announced a new policy towards pricing irrigation water, this is only a temporary reprieve. More
CANEGROWERS has formed a sugar industry working group made up of representatives from all industry sectors to provide a united approach to any issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.On the local front, CANEGROWERS Mackay representatives are regularly in contact with Wilmar and Mackay Sugar management and are committed to harvesting the 2020 crop successfully. More
It’s official. The Central Queensland crush is over for another year. This week Mackay Sugar announced the last of the mills had finished for the year while Plane Creek Mill finished on 25 November.
Mackay Area Committee Chairman, Joseph Borg, said on a positive note for growers all the Mackay Sugar crop had successfully been taken off. More
A fortnight later than last year but Plane Creek’s 2019 cane crop has now been crushed, with Wilmar Sugar mill at Sarina recording the finishing time as 27 minutes past midnight this morning.
Chairman of CANEGROWERS Mackay and Plane Creek mill area grower, Kevin Borg, said growers would be relieved to finish the harvest, even if later than the ideal due to a few technical issues at the mill. More