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U.S. sugar industry prevails in fight over restrictions on Mexican imports

WASHINGTON The U.S. sugar industry, including Minnesotas nation-leading sugar beet producers, won a regulatory marathon Tuesday as the federal government gave final approval to import restrictions on Mexican sugar.

Lohmann Promoted To CFO At Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative

BELLE GLADE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian R. Lohmann, 49, has been named Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida. He succeeds Juan Tellechea in this position upon his retirement on Sept. 30, 2015 after 32 years of service.

Secret Government report demands tax on sugar amid Britain's obesity crisis

TAXING sugar would tackle Britain's overwhelming obesity crisis, a secret Government report has revealed.

Jeremy Hunt told sugar tax would cut childhood obesity as review Government tried to suppress is published

Jeremy Hunt has been told a sugar tax will help cut childhood obesity, it has emerged, after a senior public health official went public with the contents of a report the Government has refused to publish.

Malawi: Sugar Factory Ready End of October

The sugar factory completion date--projected to be end this month when President Peter Mutharika is also expected to attend the third edition of India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) from October 26 to 29--should stand as a microcosm of what Africa and, Malawi in particular, can benefit from a resurgent India through stronger economic and political cooperation.

Closing date set for Labasa Sugar Mill

Crushing for the 2015 season at the Labasa Sugar Mill will end next Saturday.

SWRF delivers gratuity cheques to senior Nevisian ex-sugar workers

CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS (October 17, 2015) -- Nevis contribution to the sugar industry on the island of St. Kitts was brought to the fore Thursday October 15, when two officers from the Sugar Workers Restoration Fund (SWRF) travelled to Charlestown to deliver gratuity cheques to former sugar workers.

Sugar mills face cartelisation heat

The Ethanol Blending Programme of the Centre to cut its fuel import bill is in trouble, with the competition watchdog's investigation wing finding evidence of "cartelisation" in the sale of the chemical through bidding.

Government taking initiative to set sugar industry back on growth trajectory

Sugar is a sector of significant importance to the national economy, an important agro - based industry that impacts rural livelihoods of about 50 million sugarcane farmer and around 5 lakh workers directly employed in sugar mills. The industry is highly fragmented with organized and unorganized players. The sugar industry also supports diversified ancillary activities and skills that support the local economy. The country is the largest consumer of sugar and usually consumes all sugar produced domestically. About 62-65% of sugar is consumed directly by bulk users. While consumption has been growing historically, the production has been cyclical. Sugarcane is primarily grown in nine states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.


MBABANE Sugar industry players are highly likely to experience a drastic drop in revenue and profit for the next financial year due to the persistent drought.

Queensland cane farmers' group calls new round of sugar marketing mediation a 'waste of time and money'

A Queensland cane farmer lobby group says new mediation to solve the current dispute between millers and growers is a "waste of time".

University of So Paulo quantify countrys sugar industry

In Brazil, researchers led by the School of Economics and Business (FEARP) at the University of So Paulo have developed a method for mapping and quantification of productive chains and discuss the results of this method in the sugar cane chain in Brazil based on CHAINPlan that focuses on strategic planning and management of agribusiness systems. The study attempted to put a valuation on the countrys sugarcane industry, which came to around $43.4 billion, about 2% of the countrys overall GDP.

Government Avoids Sugar Tax Mistake

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming todays announcement that the Government does not intend to introduce new taxes on soda or sugar, labelling it a breath of common sense following months of taxpayer funded lobbying and misleading information in the media on Mexicos sugar tax.

Mackay Sugar CEO Jason Lowry says his top priority will be improving milling performance and productivity

Mackay Sugar CEO Jason Lowry has been in the job for one month. He says his biggest priority will be improving milling performance and productivity, a task that will be difficult with global sugar prices at extreme lows

Mackay Sugar's new chief executive officer says his main priority will be to improve production and milling performance.

Mackay Sugar's new chief executive officer says his main priority will be to improve production and milling performance.

Sugar factories see raw material shortage

HCM CITY (VNS) Sugarcane production plants in Tay Ninh, Soc Trang and Hau Giang provinces do not have enough sugarcane to process for the 2015-16 production season, as many farmers have shifted to other products.

'So you put a sugar tax on fizzy drinks ...but what about everything else?' John Key says sugar tax a fizzer

The government is announcing its plan to tackle childhood obesity this afternoon.

Key says no to sugar tax

A sugar tax is not on the cards for New Zealand at the moment, Prime Minister John Key says

Kenya: Ethiopia Dam Draining Out Lake Turkana

Hydroelectric projects and irrigated sugar plantations in Ethiopia's lower Omo River Valley threaten to reduce water levels in Lake Turkana.

Kenya: Firms to Sell Green 20MW to Kenya Power

Nairobi Kenya Power has signed power purchase agreements with four local generators for the uptake of 20.8MW additional power capacity from renewable energy sources.

Rabobank Sugar Quarterly Q3: Is the Worst Over?

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raw sugar prices reached their lowest levels since late 2008, continuing the downward trend in Q3 2015. The weakening Brazilian real, coupled with concerns about the impact of slowing global economic growth on commodity prices in general, saw funds maintaining a net short position for much of the third quarter. It heaps further pressure on a market already groaning under the weight of stocks accumulated over the last five years, according to the Rabobank Sugar Quarterly Q3 report.

Trans-Pacific Partnership - a sweet deal for New South Wales sugar?

The Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, says a 12-country trade deal agreed to by Australia should provide a boost for the local sugar industry.

National sugar consumption to hit 800, 000 metric tonnes by 2030

Sugar consumption in Ghana is expected to exceed 870,000 metric tonnes annually by 2030, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry (MoTI) has said.

Suggested measures for returning GuySuCo to profitability

Recent letters and statements in the press on the condition and possible fate of GuySuCo, encouraged me to participate in a recent Moray House seminar on the sugar industry. For the record, these were the key points of my presentation, which was entitled: Returning GuySuCo to profitability.

Former Sugar Workers Continue To Collect Severance Cheques

Hundreds of former sugar industry workers and their beneficiaries continue to collect cheques from the governments $16mil severance payout.

Mauritius Hosts the Final Workshop of the ACP Sugar Research Programme

The final workshop of the ACP Sugar Research Programme (ACP-SRP) to take stock of the results of the 13 research and innovative projects undertaken by research centres and partners collaborating in the Programme, kicked off this morning at the Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute (MSIRI), Rduit.

Kenya: Dominion Under Fire As Siaya Talks Held Today

Tension is high ahead of today's public hearing of Dominion sugar plantation and milling project at Yala wetland.

BOC taps industry experts to help curb sugar smuggling

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has tapped industry experts to intensify its efforts to curb sugar smuggling in the country, particularly representatives from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and Sugar Anti-Smuggling Office of the Sugar Alliance of the Philippines (SASO).

Sugar mills divided over government's order of mandatory export

PUNE: Even as the central government made it mandatory for producers to export sugar in order to get rid of excess sweetener in the country, many mills are unwilling to ship the commodity by absorbing losses.

Local sugar facing an uncertain future - Divestment not as sweet as was projected

Ambassador Derrick Heaven, the former executive chairman of the Sugar Industry Authority (SIA), says the 2010 divestment of the local sugar factories has not produced the desired result as the new players in the sector are now struggling to keep pace with what is unfolding on the wider global stage.

Everyone must be involved in a national campaign to save the sugar industry

Sugar is a subject I know very little of. Over the years I have employed cane-cutters out of season, and found them to be hardworking people at whatever task they are given. Recently on Friday the 25th September, 2015, I was invited to a seminar on the sugar industry. As there has been a lot of publicity about the debt and possible bankruptcy of this industry, one that has played its part on maintaining both British Guiana and Guyana for centuries, I made it my duty to learn more about the industry.

Queensland sugar cane industry nearing completion of harvest

Queensland's sugar harvest is nearing completion after favourable conditions during the crushing season resulted in some regions experiencing one of the quickest harvests in years.

Future of Canadian Sugar Industry Dependent on Outcome of TPP Negotiations

ATLANTA, Georgia(Marketwired Sept. 30, 2015) Canadian sugar industry representatives are in Atlanta this week as countries seeking a 21st century Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement try to wrap up negotiations. Decisions made here are critical to Canadas refined sugar and sugar-containing products industry. A vibrant food processing industry depends on a reliable supply of refined sugar across the country. The sugar industry is seeking an outcome that will grow Canadian investment through exports in the TPP region. Food processing is Canadas second largest manufacturing industry accounting for about 235,000 jobs or 15% of manufacturing employment in Canada.

Nema stops Dominion sugar project in Yala

The National Environment Management Authority has stopped the multibillion-shilling Dominion farm from growing and milling sugarcane around Yala Swamp.

Tate & Lyle to pay 25.9 m damages over ASR sugar deal

UK-based speciality ingredients producer Tate & Lyle PLC has confirmed that a UK court has awarded American Sugar Refining (ASR) damages of 18m (24.9m) after the firm brought legal action.

Quinton Hildebrand exits sugar stage with industry still bitterly divided on marketing

Quinton Hildebrand exits sugar stage with industry still bitterly divided on marketing

Queensland sugar cane industry nearing completion of harvest

Queensland's sugar harvest is nearing completion after favourable conditions during the crushing season resulted in some regions experiencing one of the quickest harvests in years.

Growers Defend Annual Burning of Sugarcane Fields as Environmentalists Prepare to Sue

Anticipating litigation from environmental groups, sugar growers held a preemptive news conference Wednesday to defend the annual pre-harvest burning of sugarcane fields around the Everglades.

200 workers sent home, JPS disconnects service to Long Pond Sugar Estate

Almost 200 workers have been sent home by the management of Everglades Farm in Trelawny after the Jamaica Public Service pulled the plug on the Long Pond Sugar Factorys connection to the national grid.

Lawmakers push for 'meaningful' sugar market access in TPP: letter

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Forty-five U.S. lawmakers are pressing trade representative Michael Froman to boost U.S. sugar imports as talks over a Pacific trade agreement resume this week, ratcheting up pressure on a sticking point in prior rounds.

Kenya: Mumias Sugar Books Sh4.6 Billion Annual Loss

Mumias Sugar has almost doubled its loss to Sh 4.6 billion in the 12 months to June 2015 blaming closure of factory and poor sugarcane delivered for the poor result.