There is a growing movement among cane farmers and graziers to improve soil health. Soil health is a key component of regenerative agriculture which is the focus of a forum in Cairns next month.
Today, Rabobank provides us with local and global insights on 2021 expectations for the sugar sector. A global sugar deficit of 0.3 million metric tonnes raw value (mtrv) is being projected for 2020/21 in Rabobank’s latest Global Sugar Quarterly report.
To save the planet and feed the populace means a transformational change in the way we grow food and fibre. This article looks briefly at the big picture, the challenges and local opportunities.
It’s no secret that cane is struggling and that land is going out of production into hobby farms or cattle grazing. For a variety of reasons, there are few options for crop diversification for agricultural land that could be implemented, or switched to, quickly at scale. But with each additional loss of cane production, overall viability becomes more threatened.
An alternative ingredient for speciality soy sauce will provide a boost for Far North Queensland sugar cane farmers when a Mossman food processing facility commences operations next to the Mossman Sugar Mill.
Management is confident that the Mill is now, and will remain, fully operational for the 2020 crush.
Mossman Mill installed Boiler Water Level Controls during the off season but the upgrade has caused some teething issues at the beginning of the season. After more modifications and inspections overnight, the boilers were fired up this morning at 5.30 am and today’s crush is well underway with bins busily rolling in to the Mill.
⟼ Australia’s northernmost sugar cane mill kicked off their crush today. ⟼ See how far our sugar industry has come, and where we’re headed!