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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Sustainability Achiever

This year, Andrew Vassallo was the CANEGROWERS Mackay Sustainable Management Practices award winner in Mackay Sugar's annual Productivity Awards. Read about how Andrew farms in his profile story, featured in the June Billet. The Billet is a monthly magazine produced...

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Is government failing Australians on fire ants?

CANEGROWERS is calling on the federal, state and territory governments to redouble their efforts to halt the march of Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA), following the release of a damning report on the failure of the current eradication program. Read more here

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RFDS: Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Land

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has produced the booklet Mental Health and Wellbeing on the Land. A down-to-earth guide to mental health especially designed for people living on the land, it covers ideas for maintaining good mental health, managing stress, and...

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Queensland cane crush fires up

Queensland's 2023 sugarcane crush is officially underway, with harvesters roaring into life across the Atherton Tablelands near the end of May as growers, harvesting crews and mill workers start the race to get Queensland’s 30 million tonnes of cane cut and crushed by...

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Solving air travel’s emissions dilemma

CANEGROWERS has welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s recent public vote of confidence in the sugarcane industry’s ability to supply the feedstock for a biofuels revolution in Queensland. Read more here

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The Billet March 2023 Grower Profile: The Duncans

Lachlan and Stephanie Duncan are young growers who work in several sectors of the sugar industry, including research, harvesting and mill maintenance, and in 2023 will supply their first cane crop to mill. The couple recently told The Billet about their pathway in...

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Bulk Sugar Terminal operation

CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman Kevin Borg addressed the STL announcement that QSL would no longer operate the state's bulk sugar terminals in his monthly segment on ABC Tropical North's breakfast program with Meecham Philpott on 15 February 2023

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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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