CANEGROWERS has welcomed the announcement that a Code of Conduct will be put in place for the sugar industry to prevent a repeat of the long-running marketing dispute that has left 1500 growers in limbo for the 2017 season.
A court decision removing industry directors from the QSL Board is further evidence of the extent to which Wilmar Sugar is going in its bid to control the Queensland industry.
CEO of Sunshine Sugar Mr Chris Connors monitors the goings on in the Australian sugar sector with great interest, bemused and concerned of late about the overall disharmony in the Queensland cane industry.
Sugarcane growers are in Brisbane 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.
Canegrowers welcomes the Queensland Government’s announcement of a $10 million Regional Business Support Package which includes funding for a series of farm electricity pricing trials.
Confidence among Australia’s sugar producers has soared to a near six-year high on the back of the strength in sugar prices, according to a recent survey by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank.
Leading horticulture organisation Ausveg has weighed in on the renewed debate around a sugar tax, saying that the revenue from a tax on sugar-heavy water-based drinks could be used to fund public health campaigns to fight Australia’s ongoing obesity epidemic.