Improved outlook for Queensland sugar production as crush approaches | 24 May 2021

Queensland’s sugarcane crop is now tipped to reach almost 30 million tonnes (Mt) this year with the 2021 harvest and crush to start next week. Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) Chief Executive Officer David Pietsch said they forecast Queensland sugarcane tonnage this year to be 29.96Mt, exceeding the 2020 crush of 29.33Mt which Queensland’s sugar mills manufactured into 4.1Mt of suga...
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Sugar industry confidence boosted by cut in government irrigation water charges | 13 May 2021

The Australian Sugar Milling Council says the Queensland Government’s delivery on its election commitment of a 15% reduction in irrigation water charges will deliver a boost to sugar industry confidence. ASMC Chief Executive Officer David Pietsch said the decision to reduce irrigation water charges would provide an estimated $100 million boost to the sugar industry and the Queensland econo...
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Reduce red-tape pain for sugar viability gain: ASMC | 11 May 2021

David Rynne, ASMC Australia’s sugar production could be significantly boosted to increase jobs, generate better economic outcomes, and produce cleaner energy if government red tape was reduced. That’s the view of the Australian Sugar Milling Council (ASMC) which has presented a comprehensive case to the Queensland Government for reducing regulatory overload to support the sugar industry...
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