Vietnam: Sugarcane farmers suffer loss of $643 per hectare
DATE 10Nov 2018

Nguyen The Tu, Deputy Head of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Phung Hiep district in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang, said yesterday that a sugarcane fetched VND500- 650 a kilogram while production cost is VND715 a kilogram; accordingly, a farmer sold at a loss of VND15-20 million ($643-$858). This year… Read More »

USA: This is why you don’t want to be a sugarcane cutter in Brazil
DATE 10Nov 2018

I went out to a Brazilian sugarcane field one day to check out harvest. And I came away with a new respect for the mostly poor stoop laborers who cut cane. You may scoff at some of the U.S. laws that protect farm workers here, but you’d have a new appreciation for them if you… Read More »

USA: Economic Update: U.S. “Sugar Arrangements” Industry
DATE 10Nov 2018

Updates on latest foreign and U.S. elections; the CEA document against socialism; growing inequality of billionaires’ wealth; army represses report on costs and errors of Iraq war; and expose of Maine’s subsidy for corporations by helping indebted students; Dr. Harriet Fraad on the US “Sugar Arrangements” industry.

China: India’s ailing sugar industry gets crucial export access to Chinese market
DATE 10Nov 2018

India has received crucial market access from China that will benefit thousands of its farmers engaged in sugarcane production. India’s Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday that a contract for exporting 15000 tonnes of raw sugar has been struck by the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) and COFCO, a Government of China run public sector… Read More »

Philippines: Rethink importation program, sugar leaders urge government
DATE 10Nov 2018

Leaders of sugarcane planters federations urged the government to review its “open to all” importation scheme because it will eventually kill the agricultural sector of the country. The National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP) president Enrique Rojas, Unifed president Manolet Lamata, and Panayfed president Danilo Abelita, in a joint statement, called on the economic managers… Read More »