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India: 1400 farmers in soup for sowing sugarcane on govt land
DATE 23Oct 2018

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.

India: BKU to launch stir if sugarcane crushing season does not start from October 25
DATE 23Oct 2018

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 »

Philippines: Sugarcane farm massacre survivors-We just want a share of the land
DATE 23Oct 2018

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 »

Pakistan: SHC takes notice of non-payment of dues to sugarcane growers
DATE 23Oct 2018

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 »

USA: Early freeze slows sugar beet harvest
DATE 23Oct 2018

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 »