Water charge reset needed to lift heavy burden on sugar industry

The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) will next week release its detailed assessment of the impact of the proposed Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) price increases on sugar communities.  QCA has recommended significant increases in water charges for irrigators over the period 2020 to 2024. On behalf of its sugar-reliant communities, ASMC is analysing the cost/benefit of a ...
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Sugar Policy Insights | April 2020

Surreal, Unprecedented. A time like no other! How are sugar manufacturers responding to the unprecedented challenge of COVD-19 and what does the global disruption mean for Australia's ongoing WTO dispute against the Indian government's sugar subsidies? In the April edition of Sugar Policy Insights CEO, David Pietsch outlines the industry's response to the Coronavirus pandemic and how A...
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Concerning sugarcane production trends revealed

17 Feb 2020 - The Queensland sugar industry is facing another challenging year in 2020 after suffering significant production declines and low prices during 2019. Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) data has revealed a worrying reduction in both cropping area and sugarcane yield across all regions in 2019, with recovery unlikely in 2020. ASMC’s Director of Industry Affairs Jim Crane...
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