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UK: Brazil sees largest hydrous ethanol stocks draw in almost four years
DATE 20Feb 2018

Brazil’s hydrous ethanol stocks as of February 1 were 2.19 billion liters, down almost 25% compared with two weeks earlier and 5% lower than a year earlier, data from the country’s agriculture ministry showed. The draw over the two-week period totaled 725 million liters and was the largest two-week decline since late February 2014, when… Read More »

Africa: Ailing sugar industry needs policy sweetener against bitter dumping pill
DATE 20Feb 2018

The impending introduction of a tax on sugary beverages on April 1 has focused attention on the effect it will have on the sugar industry and highlighted the fact that sugar cane as an agricultural commodity has enormous potential outside its use in food and drink. The industry’s potential to contribute to the economy and… Read More »

Pakistan: Rights of sugarcane farmers will be safeguarded: CJP
DATE 20Feb 2018

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar said on Monday that the rights of the sugarcane farmers will be safeguarded. A three-member bench under Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar was hearing the case related to sugarcane mills on the appeals filed against the earlier verdict given by the Lahore High Court. During the… Read More »

India: Duty hike to boost profitability of sugar mills – Report
DATE 20Feb 2018

Profitability of sugar mills is set to improve and farmers are expected to get timely payments after government increased import duty and restricted sugar sales, said a report. Government had early this month increased import duty on raw and white sugar to 100 percent to curb cheaper imports and ensure remunerative prices to growers. It… Read More »

India: All about sugarcane juice
DATE 20Feb 2018

Despite India being the second-largest producer of sugarcane in the world (after Brazil), this humble crop seems to have got a bad rep because of its high levels of sucrose, with lesser and lesser Indians opting for it as a refreshment. However, there are some serious benefits to this wonder drink – let’s take a… Read More »