Next Gen E-Newsletter, June 2014

Next Gen Farmer E-Newsletter       
June 2014

Wilmar a 'Trojan horse': LNP
10 June 2014
Melody Labinsky

“A reduction in QSL’s tonnage will diminish the choice of pricing pools available to smaller mills and growers. I am concerned this will dilute returns to ongoing members of QSL and our cane farmers.”

To see the story in full, please click here.


FFN, the next generation of the NFF Family
13 June 2014

Australia’s national agricultural youth network, the Future Farmers Network (FFN), has joined the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) as an Associate Member

To see the release in full, please click here.
Bundaberg/Isis Next Gen Meeting
13 June 2014

The Bundaberg and Isis Next Gen Reps held yet another successful meeting recently, which included a tour of a local farm to look at minimum till implements and compost mixer, a talk from Nufarm.

To read the report in full, please click here.
Where does the time go?
10 June 2014
Bryan Granshaw

2012 Nuffiend Scholard, Bryan Granshaw, has recently updated his blog.

To see the latest posting, please click here.
QSL secures $500m contract with Korean customers 
5 June 2014
QSL media release

Queensland Sugar Limited (QSL) has secured a $500 million contract to supply 1.164 million tonnes of sugar to three of Korea’s largest refiners - CJ Cheiljedang Corporation, Samyang Corporation and TS Corporation.

To see the release in full, please click here.
QSL CEO Update
4 June 2014
Greg Beashel

QSL's CEO, Greg Beashel, has release his latest update. 

To view, please click here.
Tully crush set to to beat record as North Queensland cane crushing season commences
2 June 2014
Charlie McKillop

With the focus lately being firmly on the future of sugar marketing, you could be forgiven for forgetting the cane crushing season is upon us.

To see the story in full, please click here.
New international MOU to strengthen Australia’s and Sri Lanka’s sugarcane plant breeding 
2 June 2014
SRA media release

Sugar Research Australia Ltd (SRA) and the Sugarcane Research Institute (SRI) of Sri Lanka have signed a ten-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will expand the potential of both countries’ sugarcane plant breeding programs. 

To see the release in full, please click here.
Harvesting YCS-affected cane

Sugar Research Australian (SRA) has released a flyer called ‘Harvesting YCS-affected cane’.

To view, please click here.
Wilmar to growers “you have no rights”
27 May  2014
CANEGROWERS & ACFA joint media release

After over 12 months of negotiations, Wilmar has finally come out and showed their true colours with a blatant statement in a press release that “growers do not have any legal or contractual rights”

To see the story in full, please click here.
A reminder about insecure loading of cane bins
26 May 2014
Ayr Police

Local Police would like to remind those involved in the transportation of sugar cane of their obligations relating to the securing of their load for the upcoming cane season

To see the notice in full, please click here.
Next Gen Step UP! Conference 2015- REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

Next Gen is calling all young farmers, harvesters, millers & researchers, along with other industry participants to register their interest in attending Step UP! 2015. The Conference agenda and exact venue are to be confirmed, however we can reveal it will be taking place in a tropical North Queensland location in March next year.

To register, please email us by clicking here.
Rural Bank eyes young farmers
16 June 2014
Andrew Marshall

Last month's $1.78 billion sale of Victoria's specialist lender Rural Finance has big implications for agri-banking quiet achiever, Rural Bank - and further afield.

To see the story in full, please click here.
Northern MP threatens legislation to maintain sugar system
13 June 2014
Allyson Horn

The LNP Member for Dawson, George Christensen, says Federal legislation may be necessary to protect canegrowers if international sugar giant Wilmar continues with plans to abandon the single desk marketing system.

To view the video, please click here.
Sugar cane crush hopes smashed flat by wet weather
12 June 2014
Angelique Patterson

Soaked cane fields have stopped work at Mossman Mill and pushed the end date of this year’s crush into December.

To see the story in full, please click here.
Rain halts start to northern sugar crush
10 June 2014
Charlie McKillop

Unseasonal wet, cold weather has halted the start of the sugar crush in Queensland's north.

To see the story in full, please click here.
SRA Industry Update
10 June 2014
Neil Fisher

Sugar Research Australia (SRA) Chief Executive Officer, Neil Fisher, has released his latest Industry Update.

To view the update, please click here.


Cane growers in bitter battle with Wilmar
4 June 2014
George Christensen

North Queensland MP George Chrisitensen encouraged cane growers in Sarina and Proserpine to "vote with their fee" and opt for a Mackay Sugar upply agreement rather than accepting Wilmar's proposal regarding the marketing of their sugar.

To view the video, please click here.


High power prices turning Qld irrigators off
2 June 2014
Suzannah Baker

With Queensland irrigators facing a 15 per cent rise in power prices, some farmers are already opting out of watering their crops, because it's too expensive.

To see the story in full, please click here.
Farmer of the Year awards

The Australian Farmer of the Year Awards celebrate the highly professional,innovative and sustainable approach of our farmers and farming families, showcasing their passion and raising the profile of the important role they play in Australian agriculture.

Nominations close 27th June 2014

To find out more, please click here.
QSL Market Update
11 June 2014
Ginette Barratt

QSL Liquidity Manager, Ginette Barrett, has released her latest sugar and currency market update.

To listen to the update, please click here.

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