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India: Uttar Pradesh govt uncovers fake bonds of 1.5 million tonnes of sugarcane
DATE 21Sep 2018

In its ongoing campaign to weed out the ‘sugarcane mafia’, the Uttar Pradesh government has uncovered fake bonds of almost 1.5 million tonnes (MT) of sugarcane, even as the next crushing season is fast approaching.  

UK: 18 automated driving Mercedes-Benz Axor vehicles for harvest sugarcane in Brazil
DATE 21Sep 2018

Automated Mercedes-Benz trucks are being used for the first time in the Brazilian sugar cane harvest. As part of a development partnership with the Brazilian agricultural technology manufacturer GrunnerTech, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has configured 18 Mercedes-Benz Axor 3131 trucks specifically for automated use in sugar cane harvesting

India: Sugarcane growers still await payments
DATE 21Sep 2018

Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee members who had announced to hold dharnas from August 13 in demand of release of the payment of sugarcane that they had given to the mills, have still not got their full payments. The members had said an amount of Rs 445 crore was to be paid by the private mills… Read More »

France: Tereos seeks 5 pct drop in French 2019 sugar beet output
DATE 21Sep 2018

Tereos, one of the world’s largest sugar makers, is seeking to cut its sugar beet production next year by 5 percent and has asked its cooperative members to reduce plantings, it said on Thursday, citing difficult market conditions.

USA: Caribbean sugar producers want protection from white sugar imports
DATE 21Sep 2018

With the region no longer enjoying fixed quotas and guaranteed access to the European raw sugar market, the region’s four remaining sugar producers have asked governments to clamp down on refined, or white, sugar imports, saying they can meet the required average demand for 100,000 metric tons.