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Dry makes for an early end to the sugar crushing season

With over 76% of this year’s cane crop already processed into raw sugar, Australia’s sugar industry looks set for its earliest season finish for some years.  The sugarcane crop has been drying out quickly so the majority could be harvested well before the end of November.  The season started back in late May when the first mill started to crush.  As soon as all 24 Australi...
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Indian sugar support package confirms Australian industry fears

Additional sugar industry support measures, totaling approximately A$1 billion, were announced by the Indian government yesterday (26 September 2018), confirming the fears of the Australian industry and sending world sugar prices to decade lows. 'Our concerns have already been taken up strongly by Australia’s Trade Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Tr...
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Caution for India on sugar subsidies

AUSTRALIA has warned India that unless it cuts hefty subsidies paid to its cane farmers that have led to a massive sugar glut and record low prices on world markets, it risks being reported to the World Trade Organisation. Story By Sue Neales - The Australian Trade Minister Simon Birmingham reportedly raised the issue with India's high commissioner to Australia, Ajay Gondane, and wrote ...
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