Herbert River board have decided to not increase members
levies for the 4th year in a row.
2022 CANEGROWERS Herbert River (local district) membership levy
will remain at 17.2 cents per tonne plus 5.8 cents per tonne for
cane analysis /auditing fees (excluding GST). The cane
analysis/auditing fees is a recovery cost.
you may be aware all CANEGROWERS members will be covered by FREE
crop insurance for the 2022 season., this is a saving of 3.5
cents per tonne.
Phone: 0475 818 800
Free crop insurance for all members
members will get free crop insurance for the 2022 season as part
of a new initiative aimed at lowering costs for growers while
ensuring members are adequately covered against fire, hail or
transport losses. The initiative provides crop insurance cover
with an indemnity level of $35 per tonne with nil excess. The
coverage will be offered to all members, free of charge as part
of your membership.
has used our strong membership base and experience in the
insurance market to develop a competitive product with the
premium now being paid by the CANEGROWERS organisation. The core
terms and conditions of the policy will remain unchanged.
More details on this exciting new initiative will be provided to
all members in a letter attached to the upcoming June Australian
Start Date for 2022 Season in the
At this stage a start date
for the 2022 Season in the Herbert River district has not been
agreed between Wilmar and CANEGROWERS Herbert River.
CANEGROWERS Herbert River
and Wilmar will be meeting on Friday 27th May to
discuss the start date for the 2022 season.
IF you would like to
provide feedback, please contact Frank Scardamaglia on 0475
818 800 or email
no later than close of business next Thursday 26th May
How Relative CCS Works workshop – 5.30 pm to 7pm
Thursday 2nd June
We have had a number of
members who attended the first 2 Relative CCS workshops and now
have members requesting an after-hours workshop.
Canegrowers Herbert River have organised the after-hours
workshop to be at 5.30pm Thursday 2nd June in the
Canegrowers Conference room on ground floor of the Canegrowers
Herbert River building.
To book your spot in the
above session please contact the Canegrowers office on 4776
HBT Harvesting Allowance 2022
2022 sugarcane harvest needs workers
growers are worried a shortage of workers could mean they’ll
struggle to harvest a good-looking and sizeable crop this year so
peak grower organisation CANEGROWERS is calling for people with
experience to head north for winter.
“This year’s crop is looking
bigger than last year’s 30 million tonnes in the cane growing
regions of Queensland and northern New South Wales,” CANEGROWERS
CEO Dan Galligan said. “But we are facing a challenge across the
industry to put crews in the machinery and vehicles needed to cut
the cane and take it to the sugar mills.”
From Mossman in Far North
Queensland to Grafton in New South Wales, the annual cane harvest
is a huge undertaking.
Read the full story here
Your Federal Election policy guides for
to know how the parties rate on key issues for agriculture this
has been part of cooperative efforts to raise the profile of
farming in politics through the National Farmers' Federation
(NFF) and Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) and has
highlighted sugarcane-specific issues in an advertising and
lobbying campaign. Watch the TV ad on YouTube here https://youtu.be/c9N__biQL-I
the election imminent, the NFF has published a guide covering key
issues such as regional growth, environment, a fair go for farmers
and workforce which is available on the campaign website twww.timetothrive.com.au
QFF is concerned at the lack of detail in many announcements
from the parties related to a similar list of key issues here
Job seekers and jobs list
steady stream of positions and people looking for work are being
listed on the CANEGROWERS website ahead of the start of the 2022
season. CANEGROWERS has also reached out to media in farming
regions interstate to spread the word that harvest positions need
to be filled across a number of regions.
is welcome to list a position on a cane farm or with a
contractor. Reach the site via the CANEGROWERS home page or by
clicking this link www.canegrowers.com.au/page/about/employment/work-in-the-industry
Growers forge market path for sustainable sugar
sugarcane organisation CANEGROWERS is opening more market doors
for Queensland sugar by achieving advanced alignment between
Smartcane BMP and a global sustainability program.
benchmarking and alignment exercises, the VIVE Sustainable Supply
Programme will recognise sugarcane produced by growers accredited
through the Queensland industry’s Smartcane BMP program as
equivalent to its Farm Module level.
the full story here
Aerial spraying win for cane growers
a win for growers, CANEGROWERS has secured an emergency permit
for the aerial application of MCPA products to sugarcane crops in
the central, north and far north sugar growing regions of
Queensland. The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines
Authority (APVMA) issued CANEGROWERS with the permit
following intense advocacy from the peak grower body. The permit
is in force for all growers and spray contractors in those
regions from 28 April to 31 August and is available https://bit.ly/3KBaS1t