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India: 7 Sugar mills face action for selling excessive quota
DATE 3Jun 2019

The Central Government had reintroduced the Monthly Release Mechanism last year to control supply of sugar and ensure stability in pricing. The central government also fixed the minimum selling price (MSP) of sugar and instructed mills to adhere to the directive. The notification passed on the 7th Day of June 2018 mentioned that any violation… Read More »

China: Sugar Production in China to diminish deeper
DATE 3Jun 2019

The U. S. Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) based in Guangzhou China, had forecasted that although the cane sugar production in China had previously increased for 3 straight years, low prices and constraints to further acreage expansion is expected to result in production remaining steady from MY 2018/19. The Chinese Government and industry statistics estimated the… Read More »

Brazil: Bittersweet harvest
DATE 3Jun 2019

India, the world’s largest consumer of sugar, is set to produce a record yield this year. According to data from the Indian Sugar Mills Association, the country’s sugar mills will produce 35.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2018-19 (October 2018-September 2019), breaking the record of 32 million tonnes in 2017-18. In doing so, India will… Read More »

India: The bittersweet truth of sugarcane
DATE 2Jun 2019

Sugarcane farming is the main reason for low coverage of irrigation in Maharashtra though the state has the largest number of irrigation projects. Maharashtra is in the grip of another drought this year. Agriculture and other livelihoods are at stake for lakhs of households in about 4,920 villages and 10,506 hamlets. With relatively low irrigation coverage of… Read More »

Brazil: Farms in Brazil use firm harnesses AI, big data to make sugarcane farms more efficient
DATE 2Jun 2019

A Brazilian digital agriculture company that has set up its North American offices at Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette is pursuing one of the holy grails of 21st-century farming. Solinftec wants to create a data-aggregation system powered by artificial intelligence that allows U.S. farmers to closely monitor everything from rainfall to tractor-fuel consumption, and… Read More »