The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has welcomed the 2017 Federal Budget which will deliver steady and responsible long term investment into the infrastructure and policies that support Queensland agriculture.
Farming group CANEGROWERS says its members will directly benefit from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission authorising greater collaboration and cooperation during contract negotiations in the sugar industry.
CANEGROWERS is disappointed the Queensland Parliament has failed to pass amendments to the Sugar Industry Act to allow for arbitration if negotiations and mediation don’t produce a workable contract between Wilmar Sugar and QSL for the 2017 sugarcane season.
Peak sugarcane farming group Canegrowers is urging Wilmar Sugar and Qld Sugar Limited (QSL) to commit to negotiate their way past their impasse on a crucial sugar marketing contract.
Canegrowers invites Wilmar Sugar and Qld Sugar Limited (QSL) to a three-way meeting in the first week of February to move sugar marketing negotiations past their current impasse.
Canegrowers members supplying MSF Sugar mills are the first in Queensland to be guaranteed choice in sugar marketing with two crucial agreements now signed, sealed and delivered.