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India: Clear our dues or we will march -Sugarcane farmers
DATE 7Jun 2019

Sugarcane farmers on Tuesday set a 15-day deadline for the state government to clear all pending dues from sugar factories. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy assured farmers that a meeting will be held with Deputy Commissioners on June 11. He also assured them that he will ensure factories clear the bills. According to Kuruburu Shanthakumar,… Read More »

India: Provide subsidy to sugar mills which divert 25% of sugarcane to produce ethanol – Shekhar Gaikwad
DATE 5Jun 2019

Sugar mills in the state have been facing issues with depressing sugar prices, surplus stocks and piling cane arrears. However, to make the sugar mills bail out and strengthen the financial conditions of the sugar mills the Government is emphasizing on production of ethanol. The Central Govt. has the vision to achieve 20 percent ethanol… Read More »

US: Lawsuit claims sugarcane burns by farmers ‘negatively impacted’ residents
DATE 5Jun 2019

Residents of Belle Glade, Pahokee, South Bay, and surrounding communities are part of a federal lawsuit against U.S. Sugar Corporation, Florida Crystals Corporation, and nine other defendants. The lawsuit claims residents have been negatively impacted by sugarcane burns. The suit calls for an end to those burns, along with the recovery of economic damages and… Read More »

US: Corn and sugarbeet growth slowed by cool, wet weather
DATE 5Jun 2019

Isolated precipitation and severe weather in areas kept producers out of the field early during the week ending June 2, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office, Colorado. In northwestern counties, a reporter noted pocket gopher damage to some alfalfa fields adversely affected growth. Northeastern county reporters noted crops in the… Read More »

Brazil: To let mills sell ethanol directly to gas stations
DATE 5Jun 2019

he Brazilian government on Tuesday paved the way for ethanol makers to sell the fuel directly to gas stations, by passing a resolution to boost fuel industry competition, although additional legislation is required to bypass fuel distributors. The resolution by CNPE, the energy policy council, includes the option for direct sales by mills. Brazil’s Economy… Read More »