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India: Y’nagar mill refuses to make full payment to sugarcane growers
DATE 19Nov 2018

The differential amount of the state advisory price (SAP) and the fair remunerative price (FRP) may create a financial issue for sugarcane producers as Saraswati Sugar Mills (SSM), Yamunanagar, is not willing to purchase sugarcane at the SAP. It will write “SAP subject to state government paying cane subsidy” on cane purchase receipts. In a… Read More »

India: Karnataka farmers protest government apathy over support price for sugarcane
DATE 19Nov 2018

Hundreds of farmers, including the womenfolk, on Sunday staged a protests here against the state government’s alleged indifference over ensuring minimum support price for sugarcane and in getting their arrears released from the mill owners. “In view of the production glut and falling price, the state government should ensure a minimum support price (MSP) of… Read More »

Jamaica: Clarendon cane farmers ‘bawling out’ for help
DATE 19Nov 2018

Chairman of the Clarendon Cane Farmers Association Clayton Washington says that his members are bawling out for help. Pointing to the pending closure of the Monymusk Sugar Factory during a meeting in Lionel Town, Clarendon, last Thursday, Washington said that this will have a devastating effect on cane farmers in the region and they are… Read More »

Kenya: Days numbered for looters of sugar millers’ millions
DATE 19Nov 2018

Attention is now shifting to those responsible for the sorry state of public sugar millers’ financial affairs, even as a task force appointed to explore revival means embarks on the tough journey. Mr Stephen ole Narupa, the national treasurer of the Kenya National Federation of Sugar cane Farmers is now calling on the government to… Read More »

UAE: As India struggles with a sugar surplus, it coughs up subsidies to farmers
DATE 19Nov 2018

The environment has soured for India’s sugar industry, the world’s second largest after Brazil. Low prices and a glut of sugar supply following an increase in production are weighing on the sector, hurting the profitability of farmers and producers. “The sugar industry has a lot of stock, which has been keeping it in the red… Read More »