Singapore: Philippine domestic sugar prices fall for first time in over 14 months due to imports
DATE 16Aug 2018

The composite raw sugar ex-mill price in the Philippines dropped for the first time in over 14 months in half-monthly cycles, by 3 Pesos/lkg ($1.12/mt) in second-half July to Pesos 1,950.88/lkg, latest data released by the country’s Sugar Regulatory Administration showed.

Kenya: Sugar dumping: Uganda, Tanzania want 150pc tariff
DATE 14Aug 2018

Presidents Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli on Thursday met over Tanzania’s decision to impose a 25 per cent import duty on sugar manufactured in Uganda and pointed at Kenya as the source of the problem. Tanzania has demanded a 25 per cent import duty from Kagera Sugar Ltd, which had at the end of April… Read More »

USA: Mr. President, Don’t Support Any ‘Deal’ That Undermines the RFS
DATE 14Aug 2018

For the past year, the White House and members of Congress have been trying to broker a “win-win” deal between the ethanol and oil industries. The ethanol industry wants EPA to remove a regulatory barrier to higher ethanol blends. In exchange, the refining industry wants to sunset the Renewable Fuel Standard. Late in July, President… Read More »

USA: EPA waivers from renewable fuel standards hurt Midwest farmers
DATE 14Aug 2018

Michiganders are proud of our agricultural heritage and Michigan’s economy depends on the success of our farmers. Throughout summer, Michiganders see corn fields outside their car windows and find farm stands selling local produce as they travel across the state. Although things look good from the outside, Michigan farmers are in trouble. Like many Midwestern… Read More »

India: The cane of woes
DATE 14Aug 2018

Sugar mills owe thousands of crores to cane growers. Desperate farmers are left with no choice but to make this a major poll issue in the politically sensitive sugarcane belt, including Punjab, says Amarjit Thind. It is an irony for a crop that brings sweetness to millions across the globe, that it leaves a bitter… Read More »