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Maui: Back on track-All aboard the Sugarcane Train
DATE 26Nov 2018

The iconic Maui Sugar Cane Train may return permanently with regular runs starting in May, a co-owner said Friday. Over the past few years, the locomotive has carried passengers for private events and The Holiday Express, which began Friday night in Kaanapali. Next year’s reopening will mark the first regular trips since the train made… Read More »

India: Sugarcane crushing operations commence
DATE 26Nov 2018

Sugarcane crushing operations for the year 2018-19 at the Salem Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited at Mohanur, near here, commenced on Saturday. M. Asia Mariam, District Collector, inaugurated the cane crushing period by dropping the sugarcane bunch into the conveyor, in the presence of K.P.P. Baskar, MLA and other senior officials of the sugar mill. Speaking… Read More »

Thailand: Sugar system overhaul at work
DATE 26Nov 2018

The government has tried to reform the sugar system to free up the industry for almost two years to float the domestic retail price from a fixed 23.50 baht per kilogramme.

USA: Souring U.S. ties prompt China to seek sweeter Indian trade
DATE 26Nov 2018

The ongoing trade war between China and the U.S. is pushing the Asian powerhouse to sweeten ties with neighboring India. China’s refiners are considering the purchase of unprecedented amounts of Indian raw sugar, with a delegation visiting the South Asian nation next month to meet mill officials and inspect logistics infrastructure, according to an Indian… Read More »

India: WTO panel to discuss Australia’s plaint against India’s sugar subsidy today
DATE 26Nov 2018

The Agriculture Committee of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to discuss on Monday Australia’s allegation against India over sugar subsidies. Australia feels that such subsidies have caused significant decline in global sugar prices and were hurting its mills. According to documents made available to the committee, Australia has communicated that it has a… Read More »