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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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  • 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.....
  • Assistance to communities within Central Queensland affected by bushfires

     In response to the bushfires, assistance has been activated for the area formally defined as:

    Communities within Central Queensland affected by bushfires, 22-30 November 2018”

    Financial assistance is now available to residents affected by the Central Queensland Bushfires in Eungella, Dalrymple Heights, Finch Hatton, Campwin Beach, Sarina Beach, Netherdale and Crediton. If you are experiencing personal hardship, please contact the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or apply through the online portal at www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au.     More......

  • Position Vacant - Communications and Membership Development Manager

    The successfull applicant will be responsible to the CEO for the communications, membership retention and development strategies and activities supporting Members, while managing CANEGROWERS Mackay’s relationship with the media and community at large.   Click here for the full Position Description.

  • Australia's WTO move a welcome step

    CANEGROWERS congratulates the Australian Government for taking a lead role in ramping up the global pressure on India to bring its sugar industry subsidies back within World Trade Organisation rules.  More.....
  • Indian Sugar Subsidies

    Australia lodges a Counter-Notification notice in the WTO - Following a significant and coordinated lobbying effort by CANEGROWERS and the ASMC, the Australian Government has lodged a Notice in the World Trade Organisation increasing global pressure on India to bring its sugar industry subsidies back into compliance with WTO rules.   More.....
  • BMP delivers a sweet future

    CANEGROWERS has welcomed the commitment of the Queensland Government to the future of the sugarcane industry and the Great Barrier Reef through its support of the best management practice program, Smartcane BMP.   More....
  • India subsidy decision guts Aussie farmers

    An Indian government decision to help its sugar industry dump 5-million tonnes of subsidised sugar onto the world market is devastating for Australia’s sugarcane farmers.  More....

  • Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network

    Great News!  As a result of its success and the support it has received, the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN) has been funded for an additional three years from July 2018.  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.
  • Resilience: Better Planning to weather the storm

    CANEGROWERS Mackay can assist you to achieve improved resilience on your farm, and in your business, so you can be better prepared to withstand and recover from future natural disasters.   More......
  • MCL Chairman Kevin Borg's Rural Weekly Comment

    Click here to read the latest Rural Weekly 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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