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  • 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....

  •  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......

  • Click here to register your attendance at the Canegrowers Network 25th Anniversary Dinner being held on Saturday 24 November 2018 at the Mackay City Bowls Club.
  • 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....
  • 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....

  • Cane growers attending Mackay Canegrowers Limited’s (MCL) annual general meeting on Friday, November 30, will have the opportunity to hear from key speaker Tom McNeill, Director, Green Pool Commodities.     More .....
  • ALL valued sponsors, winners and place getters in the Mackay Show Sugarcane Section 2018 competition are invited to attend the Mackay Show Cane Awards on Saturday, July 21 at the 500 Pavilion at 6pm at the Mackay Showgrounds. Come along to receive your prizes and enjoy a bite to eat and complimentary drinks thanks to our terrific sponsors: CANEGROWERS Mackay, Wilmar Bio-Ethanol, Carlisle Tractors, Mackay Sugar and Dowdens Pumping and Water Treatment! Also on the night, you can personally thank our individual Class sponsors. We hope to see you there. Please RSVP to Mackay Show Association at office@mackayshow.com.au or call 4957 3916.
  • Congratulations to all growers who entered their cane into the Pioneer Valley Show and Mackay Show Cane Competition.  Pioneer Valley Show winners list - click here    Mackay Show winners list - click here 
  • Members - You are invited to come along to the Mackay Show Sugar Pavilion (P4 - just inside the main gate). Along with the annual sugar cane competition and our very popular sugar juicer there will be an Industrial Drones Australia technology exhibition, a continuation of Australia South Sea Islanders exhibition of 150 years, a rest area with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits, Sarina Sugar Shed products, Pioneer Valley machinery display, Pioneer Valley art group sugar-themed art competition and exhibition and much more.  Bring the kids along to see the hay minions (farmers) and there will be a colouring in table and free fairy floss at different timeslots. A reminder to enter your cane into the sugar cane competition to win some excellent prizes.  Click here to view the schedule.
  • Ten trainees graduated from the 15th CANEGROWERS Mackay's haulout course, a small but positive step towards filling a shortfall in haulout operators in the region again this year.   More....
  • As Mackay Sugar’s three mills and Wilmar’s Sarina mill prepare for the crushing, CANEGROWERS Mackay would like to remind residents and travellers to be aware and safe as activity on our roads ramp up with the start of the annual cane harvest season.    More.......
  • Past students, locals and friends are invited to attend celebrations of the 125th anniversary of Chelona State School.  There is a Dinner Dance on 30 June and the Family Fun Day on Sunday 1 July 2018.   More.......
  • Queensland's sugarcane growers are ramping up preparations for the 2018 harvest, proud of the natural product they supply to the world.  More......
 
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