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May2016
Sugar Research Australia (SRA) has affirmed its commitment to a proactive and science-based approach to researching nitrogen use in the Australian sugarcane industry and to seek collaborative opportunities to deliver economically viable improvements in productivity. Confirming SRA’s position today in Townsville, SRA CEO Neil Fisher said that SRA was committed to ... Read More
May 12, 2016Alicia Opajdowska

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May2016
QUEENSLAND’S $2 billion sugar industry is grappling with a bittersweet push to convert biomass into “clean, green electricity”. North Queensland Bio-Energy chairman Robert Carey is in negotiations with overseas investors to build a $550 million super mill and baseload power station at Ingham, in the heart of cane-growing country, north ... Read More
May 11, 2016Alicia Opajdowska

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May2016
Queensland University of Technology researchers are leading the way in developing and testing new technologies as part of a $5.7 million three-year project with the potential to eliminate the use of fossil fuels in the sugar industry. Associate Professor Ian O'Hara, from QUT's Centre for Tropical Crops and Biocommodities, said the ... Read More

05

May2016
Global sugar deficits could be the key to unlocking more export opportunities for the Australian sugar industry, according to a commodity analyst. Due to the impacts of El Nino events overseas, Rabobank analyst Georgia Twomey told cane growers at a recent forum that global sugar stocks had a reached a ... Read More

05

May2016
CANEGROWERS members in the Maryborough district and MSF Sugar are signing the historic first new Cane Supply Agreements (CSAs) under the amended Sugar Industry Act which provides for grower choice in sugar marketing. The new CSAs comply with the Sugar Industry (Real Choice in Marketing) Amendment Bill 2015 that became law ... Read More

04

May2016
The 2016 federal budget has struck a conservative note this year with inland rail and wine tax the big ticket items, leaving hot issues like mobile black spots and further changes to the backpacker tax off the agenda for now. And as the Treasurer Scott Morrison hinted in a budget ... Read More

04

May2016
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) believe that the Federal Budget will deliver steady and responsible long term investment into the infrastructure and development that supports Queensland agriculture. QFF President Stuart Armitage commended the Government for a balanced and considered approach to funding projects that will benefit the agriculture industry and regional ... Read More

02

May2016
The sugarcane industry could be next on the list to utilise drones for improved farm production. Canegrowers Environmental and Natural Resources manager, Matt Kealley, said the potential of the technology was exciting. It may be early days but Mr Kealley said he had visited a handful of growers trialling drones and ... Read More

02

May2016
Farmers in Australia's oldest sugarcane growing region want to sell up for development. Watch video 

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Apr2016
An Australian V8 champion is calling for Queensland's oldest cane growing region to be developed into the new home of Australia's motorsport industry. Key points: Bathurst champion Paul Morris says Rocky Point ideal spot to build motorsport precinct Canefarmers lobbying council, government to rezone area for residential, tourism ... Read More
April 29, 2016Alicia Opajdowska