Queensland Commodity Services (QCS), Mackay Sugar’s licensed commodity business, has partnered with Rural Training Queensland to offer cane growers a nationally recognised training course focussed on sugar pricing and risk management.
The idea that sugar is ‘empty’ calories comes from the fact that sugar is a carbohydrate that contains no other vitamins or minerals. It is then assumed that the more sugar you had the less vitamins and minerals you have… This is just simply not true.
By Neil Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Sugar Research Australia
Snapshot of Australian sugarcane industry statistics
It has been over seven years since a national survey of sugarcane growers was completed in 2008. Having baseline industry data will enable us to measure changes in productivity, profitability and the impact SRA research investments are making across our regions.
Wet Tropics Farmers have less than two weeks to register their interest for their Reef Water Quality and Innovation projects. This is the final round of the Australian Government’s Reef Water Quality Grants Programme which has been running for eight years and has seen $24.3 million injected into agricultural industries in the Wet Tropics.
Annastacia Palaszczuk was sworn in as Queensland’s 39th Premier on Saturday 14th February, two intense weeks after the State went to the polls.
Out of the total 89 seats in Queensland, Labor won 44 seats, the LNP won 42 seats and Katter’s Australian Party claimed 2. Nicklin MP, Peter Wellington, claimed the only Independent seat in the State and subsequently threw his support behind Ms. Palaszczuk, allowing Labor to form a minority government.
Ms. Palaszczuk announced her Cabinet on 15th February, with the ministry being sworn in at Government House in Brisbane the following day.
Cane farmer representative body, Australian Cane Farmers Association (ACFA), has confirmed its commitment to work with the newly elected Queensland Government and will move swiftly to engage with them.
The QSL annual roadshows are well underway, with QSL Finance Manager-Supplier Relations Bryce Wenham and your local Industry Relationship Managers attending sessions in Mareeba, Innisfail, Mulgrave, Babinda, Sarina, Proserpine, Tully, Ingham and the Burdekin.