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CANEGROWERS Mackay Area Committee Chairman Paul Schembri tonight welcomed news that a 75 per cent majority of grower/shareholders has approved the proposal put by German sugar producer, Nordzucker AG, to secure the future of Mackay Sugar. More
With the Extraordinary General Meeting of voting shareholders and the general meeting of investment shareholders to consider Nordzucker’s proposed transaction on next week, one grower, Lindsay Williams at Bakers Creek, has well and truly made up his mind to vote ‘yes’ and he hopes other growers do so, too. More
Untimely rain over the past few days has cast a grey pall over this year’s sugarcane harvest in the Mackay/Plane Creek regions. More
The State Government is patting itself on the back for giving farmers and businesses an extra year to move to standard electricity tariffs. However, CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman Kevin Borg argues in this week's Rural Weekly that this is just "kicking the can down the road" without a reduction in electricity prices for irrigators. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay CEO Kerry Latter has expressed disappointment at the fact that prices for power for irrigation remain high and unchanged under the Queensland Competition Authority's determination for electricity prices released today. More
In a letter published in the Daily Mercury today, CANEGROWERS Mackay CEO Kerry Latter has called for the implementation of the blueprint laid out by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to fix electricity prices and restore Australia’s competitive advantage. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay Area Committee Chairman Paul Schembri has thanked the Queensland Government for its promise to support Mackay Sugar Limited with an investment of up to $14 million towards securing Nordzucker’s proposal for Mackay Sugar. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay today congratulated growers in the Plane Creek district for their success in the Productivity Awards presented last night at a friendly family gather of 160 people at Carmila Hall. More
Chairman Kevin Borg has told the Daily Mercury that with only a week away from the beginning of the 2019 crushing season in the central region comes the need for the public to become more aware of safety hazards including an increased amount of traffic on local roads with activity in rural and some residential areas. More
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
CANEGROWERS Mackay welcomes Queensland Youth Week this week (3-14 April) and celebrates the positive contribution made by young people on cane farms in the Mackay/Plane Creek community. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has been successful for the fourth year in a row in securing funding from the Queensland Government to offer training to interested job seekers to help them obtain positions in the sugar industry. More
On International Women’s Day, CANEGROWERS Mackay is celebrating the diverse and important roles played by women on cane farms in the district. More
CANEGROWERS Mackay has described how Queensland regulations tied the hands of Mackay and Plane Creek cane farmers in trying to defend their properties and wildlife habitat in the recent bushfire disaster.
In a submission to the current enquiry by the federal Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources, CANEGROWERS Mackay said that during the bushfires in November 2018, 1016 hectares of productive cane land at an estimated direct cost of nearly $1.4 million to the industry, was devastated by fire. More...
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...