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Trade and investment a sugar success story

The Queensland regional economy and the Australian raw sugar industry have been major beneficiaries of more than $7 billion worth of investment over the past 15 years. Giving evidence at the virtual Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (14 July), the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) explained the importance of exports to the sugar milling sector, which account for mor...
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Price freeze for irrigation water an opportunity for a reset

Water charge profile QLD
5 May 2020 | The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) acknowledges today’s decision from the State Government to freeze irrigation prices for 12 months, pass on proposed 2020/21 price decreases, absorb certain dam safety upgrades and to monitor affordability closely over the next year.  Around 67 per cent of the State's sugarcane production is dependent on irrigation and irrigated sugarcan...
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Crush season 2020 on schedule, as sugar mills navigate pandemic

Crush 2020
17 April 2020 | Queensland sugar mills are moving into the final stages of preparation for the 2020 crush. For most, this year’s season will run from June through to late November. The Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) says the State’s sugar production is expected to be in the order of 4.1 to 4.2 million tonnes, slightly more than the 2019 total of 4.08 million tonnes. According to Ji...
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