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India: Government raises ethanol price for blending in petrol by 25%
DATE 13Sep 2018

The government on Wednesday approved an over 25 per cent hike in the price of ethanol produced directly from sugarcane juice for blending in petrol in a bid to cut surplus sugar production and reduce oil imports.

India: Over 600 sugarcane farmers block rail, road traffic in Hoshiarpur
DATE 13Sep 2018

Over 600 sugarcane farmers Wednesday blocked vehicular and rail traffic at Bhangala, 70 kms from here, in protest against non-payment of their dues by various sugar mills. Under the banner of Pagri Sambhal Jatta Lehar, agitating farmers, led by Kamalpreet Singh Kakki, president of the outfit, blocked vehicular and rail traffic from 11 am to… Read More »

Nigeria: Technology critical in achieving self-sufficiency in sugar production
DATE 13Sep 2018

The executive secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC), Dr. Latif Busari, wants stakeholders in the nation’s sugar industry to deploy modern technology in their operations, adding that modern machineries do not only improve outputs, but guarantees an efficient, effective production processes. Busari , who identified technology as the backbone of sugar processing, stressed… Read More »

Pakistan: Pakistan and India have driven global sugar glut
DATE 13Sep 2018

It is clear that export subsidies introduced recently by the Indian and Pakistan Governments have contributed to a growing glut on global markets,” Birmingham said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

Canada: What’s in the Field campaign shines a light on Alberta’s sugar beet industry
DATE 13Sep 2018

Agriculture for life is hoping roadside signs will spark interest in the Alberta’s agriculture industry. “Everyone eats, [so] understanding food and where food comes from is very important when it comes to being able to sit down and enjoy your dinner every night,” says Luree Williamson, the CEO of the charitable organization that works to… Read More »