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Iran: Incentives for Sugarbeet Farmers
DATE 5Jan 2018

Iran’s Agriculture Ministry and the Iranian Sugar Factories Syndicate have agreed to pay incentives to sugarbeet farmers. For the delivery of 1 ton of sugarbeet, 2 kilograms of sugar or sugar cube as well as 20 kilograms of beet pulp will be given to farmers in the current crop year (March 2015-17), Alireza Yazdani, the… Read More »

Canada: Ontario proposal aims to double ethanol blend in fuel
DATE 5Jan 2018

An Ontario government proposal could dramatically increase the amount of Ontario corn going into ethanol production and help bring consistency to the basis price for corn in the province. The government has posted its proposal to increase ethanol content in the province’s gasoline from five to 10 per cent to the Environmental Bill of Rights… Read More »

Pakistan: Food minister terms sugarcane subsidy as provincial subject
DATE 5Jan 2018

Subsidy on sugarcane is a provincial subject as federal government lends financial assistance only on sugar exports, food minister said on Thursday. Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikander Hayat Bosan said the government announced subsidy on sugar and ‘not sugarcane’. Bosan termed the ‘blame’ of Sindh government that federal government did not provide… Read More »

India: Sugar output up 26% in Oct-Dec buoyed by Maharashtra and UP: ISMA
DATE 5Jan 2018

The country’s sugar output rose by 26 per cent to 103.26 lakh tonnes in the October-December period of current season compared to the same period of previous year, according to industry body ISMA. Mills had produced 81.91 lakh tonnes of the sweetener in the same period of 2016-17 season (October-September). ISMA has pegged total sugar… Read More »

USA: USDA reports says Indonesia faces ethanol dilemma
DATE 5Jan 2018

Indonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having troubles meeting their goals. The country’s plans to develop bioethanol are facing many setbacks, including costly inputs, capacity limitations and trade restrictions limiting imports of alternative feedstock, according to a report published by the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. Indonesia… Read More »