India: Sugarcane crushing gains momentum in India: trade body
DATE 5Dec 2018

Sugar cane crushing in India has gained momentum and mills have produced more sugar than a year ago due to higher processing in the second biggest producing western state of Maharashtra, a leading trade body said on Tuesday. Indian mills produced 3.97 million tonnes of sugar in the first two months of the 2018/19 marketing… Read More »

Pakistan: PKI starts protest against delay in sugarcane crushing
DATE 5Dec 2018

Pakistan Kissan Ittehad Ch Anawar faction has launched a protest movement against delay in start of sugarcane crushing by sugar mills. The farmers gathered in different cities of Punjab on Tuesday and started march towards Lahore but they were stopped near Patoki by police. PKI President Ch Anwar said the farmers will record their protest… Read More »

Nigeria: Sugarcane-Bundle of incredible sweetness, wealth
DATE 5Dec 2018

The sugarcane produces an irresistible sugary juice enjoyed by both the poor and the rich, male and female for different reasons. It comes in stout, jointed fibrous stalks that are rich in the sugar sucrose, which accumulates in the stalk internodes. The plant is two to six metres (six to twenty feet) tall. All sugar… Read More »

India: India’s sugar production till November 30 hits 39.7 lakh tonnes, says ISMA
DATE 5Dec 2018

According to private industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), Indian sugar mills have 39.73 lakh tonnes of sugar till November 30, which is almost similar to the sugar production of 39.14 lakh tonnes during same period of previous year.

USA: Duffin entering final year at helm of Idaho sugar beet growers
DATE 5Dec 2018

Mark Duffin is as busy as ever now, but next fall plans to retire as executive director of the Idaho Sugar Beet Growers Association, a post he has held since April 1991. His replacement is expected to be hired early next year, and the two will work together until Duffin’s planned retirement at the end… Read More »