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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Sugar industry report reveals $220 million potential benefit from water pricing reform

8 April 2020 | An assessment released by the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) shows that a 25% reduction in the cost of water from the State’s sugarcane irrigation schemes* could deliver up to $220 million in additional output over the 4 year period 2020/21-2023/24. ASMC’s analysis was undertaken after the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) made a recommendation to Government to i...
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Water charge reset needed to lift heavy burden on sugar industry

3 April 2020: 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/bene...
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