At a time when cane is ready to be harvested for crushing in sugar mills, sugarcane department has declared 4,700 acres of land on which the crop is standing as illegal as around 1,400 farmers have failed to present land records as proof of ownership.
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) would launch an agitation if the crushing season of sugarcane does not start on time this session. The BKU chief Naresh Tikait has announced that the farmers would stuff the collectorates in western UP with sugarcanes if the sugar mills do not start crushing from October 25 and will take… Read More »
Seventeen-year-old Marchstil Sumicad went to the makeshift tent on Saturday afternoon to visit his father, who was among the 13 persons who had just occupied a section of a sugar farm in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. In the evening, Marchstil was dead along with eight others who were shot while resting inside the tent in the middle… Read More »
Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday took notice of non-payment to due to sugarcane growers and summoned Agriculture secretary next week. SHC judge Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar while hearing the application of sugarcane growers against non-payment of their dues by sugar mill owners expressed annoyance at the Cane commissioner and summoned the agriculture secretary on… Read More »
The sugar beet harvest is moving slowly, after the snow on Oct. 14, followed by freezing temperatures in the single digits. Even with the weather delay, Jerry Darnell, Western Sugar vice president of agriculture for the South Region said the harvest is still 50 percent done. Last year the factory was also 50 percent done… Read More »