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India: India’s sugar production up by 6.7% till December 31
DATE 5Jan 2019

India’s sugar production till December 31, 2018 is up by 6.7% y-o-y, said industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association ( ISMA).  As on 31st December, 2018, 501 sugar mills were in operation in the country and have produced 110.52 lac tons of sugar, as compared to 103.56 lac tons produced by 505 sugar mills as… Read More »

Nigeria: Scant rain poised to stress Brazil sugarcane as well as soy
DATE 5Jan 2019

Erratic rains in Brazil, which have already been hurting the soybean crop, are also beginning to stress sugarcane fields, which this season are more susceptible due to plant aging, experts told Reuters. Sugarcane is usually more resilient than soybeans amid weather adversity; still, below-average rains and high temperatures are cause for concern in the industry,… Read More »

UK: Scant rain poised to stress Brazil sugarcane as well as soy
DATE 5Jan 2019

Erratic rains in Brazil, which have already been hurting the soybean crop, are also beginning to stress sugarcane fields, which this season are more susceptible due to plant aging, experts told Reuters. Sugarcane is usually more resilient than soybeans amid weather adversity; still, below-average rains and high temperatures are cause for concern in the industry,… Read More »

Nepal: Sugarcane floor price left unchanged at Rs536.56
DATE 5Jan 2019

The government left the floor price of sugarcane unchanged for this fiscal year, but increased the subsidy given to sugarcane farmers, thus easing the burden on mill owners. On Thursday, the Cabinet approved the minimum farm gate price of Rs536.56 per quintal for this harvest season starting November. The price includes a government subsidy of… Read More »

Nepal: Sugarcane farmers in Sarlahi threaten to protest demanding increase in sugarcane rates
DATE 5Jan 2019

Sugarcane farmers in Sarlahi have warned they will intensify protests if their demands to increase the sugarcane rates and the reopening of a sugar factory fail to materialise. The sugar factory had been closed in the peak sugarcane crushing season due to dispute over the sugarcane rates. Farmers are demanding to fix the sugarcane rate… Read More »