Mackay Sugar recognises region’s best farmers

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Mackay’s most outstanding cane farmers were recognised on Friday night (17 April), when Mackay Sugar held its 27th annual Productivity Awards.

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New Queensland Government throws support behind Smartcane BMP

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Sugarcane growers across Queensland are elated today by news that the new government in Queensland has thrown their support behind the industry’s best practices program for sugarcane growers, Smartcane BMP.

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SRA appoints new Manager Communications

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SRA Media Release

Sugar Research Australia (SRA), the sugar industry’s owned company for research, development and extension, has announced the appointment of its new Manager Communications, Mr Brad Pfeffer.

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Soil Health Field Day- Marian

Soil Carbon | Calcium | Compaction

Hear from leading growers and soil health experts locally and around Australia on the critical issues of soil health. Learn more about how you can address and improve soil health on your property for the long-term future.

Tuesday 26th May 2015
7:00 am – 4:00 pm

For more information, download the event flyer here.

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Mackay Sugar and MSF Sugar sign joint crushing deal

10 April 2015

Mackay Sugar and MSF Sugar today entered into an agreement to toll crush up to 250,000 tonnes of Mackay Sugar contracted cane at the Tableland Mill in the 2015 season.

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Submissions to sugar taskforce extended

9 April 2015
George Christensen

Those wanting to make submissions to the Sugar Industry Code of Conduct Taskforce established by the Coalition Government now have more time to do so.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen, who chairs the taskforce, said it had been set up to investigate the need for a potential code of conduct for the industry.

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DEVELOPING A WAY FORWARD: Sugar Marketing in Australia

Two public meetings will be held next week surrounding the future of sugar marketing in Australia.

Tuesday 14th April 2015
5:30pm for a 6pm start
Ingham, Lees Hotel
Click here to view the flyer.

Wednesday 15th April 2015
5:30pm for a 6pm start
Innisfail, Senior Citizens Hall
Click here to view the flyer.

 Don Murday, Chairman Australian Cane Farmers Association
 Steve Guazzo, Vice Chairman Canegrowers Association
 Dick Honan (or a representative) Manildra Group—Australia’s largest ethanol producer and a major sugar refiner
 Employee representative

Special Guests:
 Shane Knuth, Member for Dalrymple
 Rob Katter, Member for Mt Isa

Following numerous requests, public meetings must now be held to allow all parties to make their opinions known to two of the three most powerful people in the Parliament.

For more information contact MP Bob Katter’s Office on Local call: 1300 301 942

Apologies from the State Agriculture Minister.

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Soil Health Symposium: Burdekin

NQ Dry TropicsAre you a farmer or grazier who wants to know more about soil biology?

NQ Dry Tropics invites you to a Soil Health Symposium to hear about the latest science around soil health and how it affects you as a producer. Take the opportunity to access researchers who are working directly with landholders to determine how you can boost your soil biology to improve productivity and reduce costs.

Time: 9am – 5pm
Date: Thursday 21 May 2015
Venue: PCYC, Macmillan Street Ayr

For more information, click here to download the event flyer.

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Fertcare® Nitrogen Use Efficiency Workshop

Applying the right source (form) of nitrogen fertilizer at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place has important implications for crop profitability, along with greenhouse gas emissions and water quality impacts. Fertcare® is facilitating a Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) workshop for Fertcare® participants and other advisors working in sugarcane and horticulture.

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What’s with ‘That Sugar Film’ ?

13 March 2015
Katie Ayling | Nutritionist

Whether you’ve heard of it, seen of it or didn’t know it existed “That Sugar Film’ as you can imagine is about sugar and like the rest of the media at the moment it demonises sugar as the villain for most problems in society today. No longer are we focusing on “fat” as the villain we have moved onto sugar because let’s face it we still have an obesity epidemic.

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