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India: Maharashtra to begin sugarcane crushing season from October 20
DATE 27Sep 2018

The Maharashtra government has decided to commence the 2018-19 sugarcane crushing season early from October 20 as the area under sugarcane has increased than normal. “This is a good decision as there is surplus cane in many districts. Harvesting labour will also become available as the season will begin after Dassehra,” said sugar consultant Vijay… Read More »

Zimbabwe: Sugarcane farmers bitter over Tongaat deal
DATE 27Sep 2018

The Lowveld Sugarcane Growers Association (LSGA), a grouping of small-scale sugarcane producers, is seeking to sever ties with Tongaat Hullet Zimbabwe and its associate companies over what it deems unfair deductions from proceeds of harvests by the former.

USA: Sugarcane Festival kicks off in Iberia Parish
DATE 27Sep 2018

The Sugarcane festival is underway in Iberia Parish. The festival’s fairgrounds opened Wednesday evening with rides and food. More events are scheduled throughout the weekend and residents say they’re thrilled for the festival.

Bulgaria: Early Sept Hydrous ethanol sales rise 43% in Brazil’s Centre-South
DATE 27Sep 2018

Brazil’s Centre-South ethanol producers sold 962.32 million litres (254.21 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of the month for a 42.69% year-on-year increase. Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 353.68 million litres. In all, the total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to a little over 1.31… Read More »

India: Union cabinet clears Rs 5,538 crore package for sugar industry
DATE 27Sep 2018

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved an Rs 5,538-crore package as part of a comprehensive policy for the sugar industry to deal with the surplus domestic stock and help mills clear dues of cane growers. The policy seeks to offset the cost of cane crushed and provide transport subsidy for sugar export to help the… Read More »