Media Releases

Ergon Energy’s new Look Up and Live mobile app is designed to help reduce incidents and injuries at high-risk work sites, including Queensland cane farms during the crushing season.  To find out more download the media release below.

Australia’s sugarcane growers have welcomed the opportunity to grow sugar exports to the United Kingdom under an in-principle trade deal between the two countries. 

Trade Minister Dan Tehan has been in regular contact with CANEGROWERS during the long-running negotiations and we thank the Australian Government for its efforts in securing an agreement with a substantial and positive outcome for the sugar industry.

Positive outcome for sugarcane growers in FTA – Canegrowers

Days from the start of the 2021 sugarcane harvest, CANEGROWERS grower leaders are feeling upbeat at an important meeting in Cairns.

More than 80 people are at the CANEGROWERS Leadership Forum, including the National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson and grower leaders from every sugarcane region in Queensland.

Grower leaders pause in Cairns ahead of busy harvest – Canegrowers

A sugarcane farmer dragging a ball and chain is the centrepiece of an animation explaining CANEGROWERS key issues with Queensland and Australian government treatment of agriculture in Great Barrier Reef catchments.

Made to explain the decade-long sugarcane industry battle against reef regulations, waged while growers have been improving farm environmental practices, the animation is available on YouTube https://youtu.be/NheaJ_aEUhs 

Animation tackles sugarcane issues with reef politics – Canegrowers

CANEGROWERS has announced that, ahead of the 2021 crush, Australia has become the world’s second largest raw sugar exporter. At the March Policy Council (prior to the most recent rain), crop estimates were tallied by representatives from all districts revealing a smaller harvest ahead than in 2020. However it will be enough for Australia to become the world’s second biggest raw sugar exporter behind Brazil because Thailand has also experienced drought. 

Australia now second biggest raw sugar exporter – Canegrowers