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  • Representatives of every Queensland sugarcane region have elected Burdekin grower Owen Menkens as the new CANEGROWERS Chairman.  More
  • This course which is scheduled to run on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 May is tailored to sugar cane production, covering farm business, risk management, sugar marketing and pricing.  Topics are presented by CANEGROWERS specialists.  Feedback from the last 2 courses indicated that the subjects were well explained and easy to understand and the language was not too technical.  For further information or to register your interest please phone 4944 2603.
  • Celebrating women in agriuclture - UQ Skills is proud to announce a special 'for women, by women' edition of their Farm Business Management Skill Set.  The nationally recognised program is designed for farm business owners, managers or wokers wishing to learn how to manage a farm busness, including risk management.  More
  • The Australian sugar industry welcomes the decision of the Australian Government to support the first phase of the industry's 5 year Trade Policy and Market Access (TP & MA) strategy  The strategy is the culmination of multiple years' analysis and discussion across industry stakeholder groups.   More
  • CANEGROWERS Mackay is once again running a haulout training course, funded by the Skilling Queenslanders for Work Initiative through the Deparment of Employment and Small Business and Training, with 10 placements on offer. This 4 day course commences on 9 May.  Addtionally this year, funding has been procured through Queensland Agricultural Workforce Network (QAWN) for a further 10 placements, with this course commencing on May 16.
    Each 4 day course will train participants across four units of competency in the operation of cane haulage vehicles, tractors, operational machinery maintenance, and Workplace Health and Safety.  To find out more and to register for screening, contact  Shelley Dent or Peter Albertson at CANEGROWERS Mackay on 4944 2600.

    This course has now been completed and finalised for 2022. Please register your expression of interst for the May 2023 training course by phoning Deb Fowler on 4944 2600.
     
  • CANEGROWERS is calling for members to step forward and nominate for one of the 81 representative postions in the peak sugarcane farming organisation.  More
  • CANEGROWERS has secured valuable recognition for Smartcane BMP-accredited growers through persIstent representation to the Queensland Government over its regulation of farm practices.  Click here to read more.
  • 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
 
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