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USA: After 95 years, Torrington sugar beet plant to stop production
DATE 29Nov 2018

After years of ballyhoo and rumor, it’s finally going to happen – for the first time since 1923, sugar beets will no longer be processed in Goshen County. According to Western Sugar Cooperative President and CEO Rodney Perry, the current processing campaign will be the last for the Torrington facility, which has been in operation… Read More »

Ukraine: Brazil sugar output to reach the lowest level in the last 10 years
DATE 29Nov 2018

Brazil sugar production between April 1 and November 16 would reach 25,13 million tonnes, decreasing 27% year on year. That would be the lowest for the period in 10 years, since the 2008-09 crop. The amount of sugarcane crushed in the first half of November in Brazil’s key Center-South region was expected to be 21,1… Read More »

India: Capt orders action against pvt mills for non-payment of sugarcane arrears
DATE 29Nov 2018

Taking serious note of non-payment of sugarcane arrears to the farmers by the private sugar mills, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Cooperation Department to initiate stern action against the erring mill owners. At the same time, Capt Amarinder directed the Finance Department to immediately release another Rs 35 crore to… Read More »

Pakistan: 16% reduction in sugarcane crop expected in Punjab, 30% in Sindh
DATE 29Nov 2018

Sugar mills across the country on Monday announced boycotting sugarcane crushing season on account of mismatch in sugarcane price and the price for sugar. The sugar mills claimed that they will suffer a loss of Rs15 per kilogram due to minimum support price of Rs180/40kg price. Further, average daily loss of a mill would be… Read More »

Singapore: Center-South Brazil H1 November cane crush falls 14.3% from H2 October-UNICA
DATE 29Nov 2018

A total of 21.296 million mt of sugarcane was crushed in Center-South Brazil during the first half of November, down 14.3% from 24.86 million mt crushed during the second half of October, and down 9.18% from the year-ago period, according to data released Tuesday by trade association UNICA. The volume crushed was about 196,000 mt… Read More »