QSL Industry Update

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QSL Industry Relationship Managers, Cathy Kelly and Carla Keith, have released their update for week ending 31st October 2014.

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Cane farmers to put a price on improving nitrogen use efficiency

22 October 2014
Terrain NRM

Photo by NB Marshall
Photo by NB Marshall

The Australian Government and Terrain NRM are offering Wet Tropics’ sugar cane farmers a unique opportunity to build on existing efforts to improve the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.

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QSL inquiry submission calls for grower choice

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Close to two thirds of Australia’s cane farmers will have their incomes impacted by a sugarmiller intent on preventing them from using their own marketing company, and so needState or Federal legislation to give them competitive choices, Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Greg Beashel said today.

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Cane farmer lays down Movember challenge to sugar industry

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Cane farmer Michael Hetherington challenges the sugar industry to take part in Movember.

Long-time cane farmer and moustache enthusiast, Michael Hetherington, has laid down a challenge to fellow farmers this November; to grow a moustache in support of the Movember Foundation.

Over 4 million people in 21 countries support Movember which sees men grow a moustache for the entire month of November to help raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.

“We’ve started a Movember team called the Stubble Shavers and I encourage farmers to get involved,” says Michael.

“I’m challenging farmers from all over to start the 1st November clean shaven and to continue to grow the best Mo they can for the entire month of November.”

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SRA Industry Update

sra-logoSugar Research Australia’s CEO, Neil Fisher, has released his latest industry update.

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Reducing Irrigation Energy Costs

Reducing IRRIGATION energy costs

Is the rising cost of electricity affecting your enterprise?
Come along to our Energy Efficiency Information Days to find out how you can reduce your irrigation costs

Bundaberg Sugar Services, Isis Productivity Limited and the “Energy Efficiency Gains for Australian Irrigators” Project team are hosting two Energy Efficiency Information Days for Bundaberg and Isis cane growers.

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QSL Update

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QSL Industry Relationship Managers, Carla Keith and Cathy Kelly, have issued their update for week ending 24th October 2014.

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QSL calls for true sugar industry competition

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Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) Chairman Mike Carroll has called for the Queensland sugar industry’s marketing arrangements to be opened to competition, stating the purpose of deregulation was to dismantle artificial monopolies and create a market dynamic, not to replace statutory marketing authorities with private monopolies.

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Have your say on biosecurity regulations


Biosecurity Queensland

Queenslanders can now have their say on how biosecurity is managed

Biosecurity Queensland General Manager of Strategy and Legislation Patrick Bell said proposed changes to biosecurity regulations were now open for public comment.

Biosecutiry Queensland is also hosting a range of webinars for participants keen to learn more about the proposed changes (including sugarcane). For more information, please click here.

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BMRG’S Carbon Farming Project webinar tomorrow

carbon farming projectJoin Carbon Farming Extension Officers Michelle, Veronica & Bree to learn about the Carbon Farming Project, and what we are doing in the region on carbon farming practices and policy.

When: Thursday 23rd October 2014
Time: 12:30 pm AEST

For more information, or to confirm your attendance, please click here.

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