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Guyana: Not clear if there was a formal agreement with India for sugar rehabilitation
DATE 22Jan 2018

Reference is made to a news item captioned ‘Ramotar claims gov’t ignored promised India loans for sugar industry’ (SN, Jan 16). Former President Donald Ramotar accused the present government of discrimination as it pertains to the accessing assistance from India, and of not wanting to rescue the ailing sugar industry. It is not clear there… Read More »

UK: Sugar beet harvest forecast trimmed despite some high yields
DATE 20Jan 2018

British Sugar has cut its forecast for the current sugar beet harvest despite many growers on good soil types reporting some bumper yields from their crops. The beet processor is estimating a harvested crop of 1.38m tonnes of sugar compared with its previous forecast of “in excess of 1.4m tonnes”. This season’s harvest started early… Read More »

Brazil: Rising Brazilian ethanol prices open window for U.S. imports
DATE 20Jan 2018

U.S. ethanol exports to Brazil will spike during the coming months as high gasoline prices and low ethanol supplies drive up demand in the South American country, according to two traders and two brokers active in the market. The southward flow comes as a setback to Brazil’s efforts to curb foreign shipments. Its government in… Read More »

USA: UNICA: 2017-’18 sugarcane harvest nearly complete
DATE 20Jan 2018

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2017-’18 harvest is substantially complete, with approximately 25.22 billion liters (6.7 billion gallons) of ethanol produced since the beginning of the season. According to UNICA, since the beginning of the harvest season through Jan. 1, 586.39 million tons of sugarcane has been processed by mills in… Read More »

India: Cane suppliers to private sugar mills seek compensation from TN govt
DATE 20Jan 2018

Having settled for a compromise on sugarcane payments with private mills, farmers in Tamil Nadu are demanding that the State government make good the loss of the last four years. It is the government that announced a recommendatory State Advised Price for the four years since 2013-14 over and above the mandatory Fair and Remunerative… Read More »