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CANEGROWERS Mackay

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

  • Please sign the petition and #rejecttheregs

    In the Rural Weekly this week, Chairman Kevin Borg urges every cane grower and farmer in Queensland to sign the Reef Bill petition (farmers.org.au/campaign/rejecttheregs/). More

  • Reef Bill is an alarming grab for power

    CANEGROWERS has told a Queensland Parliamentary committee that the State Government’s proposed laws on farming in Great Barrier Reef catchments include a massive power grab.    More....

  • High priced water/power undermining advanced farming practices

    CANEGROWERS Mackay today warned that high power and water prices were undermining advances in cane farm management practices, which would negatively affect not only the economy but also the environment. More...

  • Revised downwind aerial application spray zones for 2,4-D use in sugarcane

    CANEGROWERS has been successful in achieving a review of the downwind aerial application spray permit for 2,4-D and an alteration to buffer zones set in October which made the application of 2,4-D difficult to manage in the Wet Tropics region.   More....

  • Smart Farms Small Grants

    Smart Farms Small Grants is a $55 million competitive small grants program over several rounds to support the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity. A total of $9.2 million is available for Smart Farms Small Grants Round 2.  More.....
  • Ergon Online Safety Inductions

    Look up and Live!
    Working in close proximity to powerlines, above or below the ground, has its hazards.  Unfortunately each year, workers in the sugar cane industry come in contact with Ergon Energy assets.  This includes contact with poles, wires and pillar boxes by vehicles and the loads they are carrying.  Contact can also occur during harvesting and haulout operations, when moving machinery and plant from one location to another or when irrigating.  CANEGROWERS Mackay offers an online Safe Working Near Electrical Assets in the Rural Industry induction that will enable you to be fully informed on all aspects of electricity.  Please contact CANEGROWERS Mackay office on 4944 2600 for further information.
  • 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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