India: Cane farmers begin indefinite protest
DATE 27Aug 2019

Members of the Pagri Sambhal Jatta Lehar and Farmers Action Committee Mukerian-Gurdaspur, in protest against the non-payment of crores of rupees to the farmers by the Mukerian sugar mill till now, started an indefinite dharna today in front of the mill. The protesters raised slogans in protest against the owners of the sugar mill and the… Read More »

India: Nearly 50 sugar mills in Maharashtra may not crush sugarcane this season
DATE 27Aug 2019

With cane growing districts in Maharashtra reporting losses due to floods, as many as 50 sugar mills in the state are unlikely to crush cane for the 2019-20 season due to lack of cane availability. For the sugar crushing season of 2018-19, which commenced on October 20 last, about 952.11 lakh tonne of sugarcane was… Read More »

Brazil: Brazil to reduce sugar exports further this year
DATE 27Aug 2019

Mills in Brazil’s center-south region have passed the half-way mark in the current sugar season after posting an ethanol-heavy performance similar to the last crop, cane industry group Unica said on Friday, adding that further cuts in sugar exports were likely. The plants continue to allocate only around 35% of the cane to produce sugar, near… Read More »