An overturned 18-wheeler with a sugarcane trailer has caused part of Hwy. 22 in Ascension Parish to shut down. According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, Hwy. 22 is shut down between the railroad tracks and Astroland Subdivision.
The scene before me was as uncommon as it was disconcerting. Bordering a sugar cane field just west of Jeanerette on Louisiana 182, for quite some time, I’d been seeing tractors and planting carts stationary for several days while the fields nearby remained unplanted. Knowing that the property belonged to my friends Mark and Chris… Read More »
Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday announced that a week-long sugarcane crushing work, in all the sugar mills of the State, would commence from November 8 to 15. “All the sugar mills would be issued directions by the Sugarfed to make proper arrangements during the fixed timeframe and start the crushing work so… Read More »
Amol Tipale, a farmer from Hirapur village in Beed district of Marathwada, 113 km from Aurangabad city, placed his hopes on sugarcane this year. Encouraged by the more than average rainfall last year, he sowed two acres of the crop this January. But, a 50% deficit in rainfall meant that by October, Tipale was left… Read More »
Even as crushing operations in the country’s top two sugarcane producing states of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh have begun, the farmers’ outstanding of about Rs 125 billion, pertaining to the 2017-18 season, is likely to be reduced by almost 33 per cent, or Rs 40 billion, by the end of November. Following the Yogi Adityanath… Read More »