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  • FEAT Online is a free tool for Australian sugarcane growers from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF).  It is designed to calculate machinery and growers' costs, compare revenue, and make better decisions to improve farm profit.  Users can test different farming options before making farming commitments.  Click here for information on Mackay/Proserpine Workshops.  Click here for Mackay dates.
  • Women from sugar growing regions around Queensland will travel to Mackay on 10-11 May for the annual Women in Sugar Australia (WISA) conference.  The event is hosted in a different region each year, with the 2021 conference being organised by CANEGROWERS NETWORK Mackay.   More...    Click here for the Registration Form.

  • You are invited to CANEGROWERS Mackay Area Committee’s Annual Information Meeting - Friday 26 February 2021- 1.30pm at the Mackay Turf Club Event Centre, 9 Peak Downs Highway, Ooralea.  The Chairman and Members will report on the Committee's activities for the past twelve months.  Special guest speaker will be well known identity, Mr Meecham Philpott. To assist with the COVID-19 restrictions, please RSVP by emailing maryann_neilsen@canegrowers.com.au or by phoning 4944 2600 by 19 February 2021. 

  • 15 February, 2021
    Click here to view a powerpoint presentaton by CANEGROWERS Head - Economics Warren Males on Electricity Tariffs.
  • A State Government move to impose a new bureaucratic process on farmers expanding their cropping area along the Queensland coast is unnecessary and duplicates existing regulation on the sugarcane industry.  More...
  • *NEW - Pricing Essentials for Cane Growers Program
    CANEGROWERS has teamed with TAFE Queensland and the Rural Jobs Skills Alliance to create a course for sugarcane growers in this new environment.
    The course will develop:
    the ability to better understand and interpret financial reports and costs of production
    * understanding of factors that influence commodity (sugar) prices
    * strategies to manage the risk of price fluctuations
    * knowledge of forward pricing tools and other emerging technologies and marketing tools
    * understanding and management of business risks

    Click here for a flyer which outlines an opportunity to learn how to increase your profitability.

  • A commitment from the Liberal National Party to reduce electricity costs and establish a set of new agriculture-specific tariffs has been welcomed by the peak sugarcane growers’ organisation CANEGROWERSMore

  • CANEGROWERS Mackay Chairman Kevin Borg today recommended that growers read QCGO’s election booklet which was released earlier this month: “CANEGROWERS Mackay wholeheartedly support the QCGO eight-point plan,” Mr Borg said. “It is an important election and we are seeking all parties’ response to the document. We believe the future of the industry largely hinges around this election.” More
  • Key failings in the way governments have approached policy to assist the Great Barrier Reef have been exposed by the sugarcane growers’ organisation CANEGROWERS at a Senate inquiry in Brisbane.  Click here to view the CANEGROWERS Media Release.
 
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