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Sugar funding commitments sweet news for Wide Bay-Burnett jobs

Sugarcane Fields aerial view
5 March 2021 | The sugar industry has welcomed the commitment of $1.9 million from the Queensland Government to a plan that will see sugarcane grown, harvested and hauled in the Maryborough region milled into raw sugar at the Isis Central Sugar Mill at Childers. Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) chief executive Mr David Pietsch said the commitment follows close on the heels of a $2.5 mil...
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Early signs 2021 Queensland sugar production to be impacted by highly variable seasonal conditions

26 February 2021 | Sugar millers in Queensland will be anxiously monitoring the area of sugarcane that will be available for harvest in the upcoming 2021 crushing season. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) says large variations in weather conditions in some of Queensland’s growing regions in recent months have raised concerns about the size and quality of the crop that could be availa...
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Industry Unites to Safeguard Wide Bay-Burnett Sugar Jobs

Sugarcane harvest in full swing
28 October 2020 | A rescue package to safeguard sugar industry jobs in the Wide Bay Burnett region hangs in the balance as the Queensland election looms, with industry leaders urging the Labor Party to commit funds before this weekend’s election. A Queensland Government contribution of $6.33 million is needed to ensure a $20.55 million infrastructure improvement plan can be implemented so t...
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