SUNBIZ

Labasa Sugar Cane Farmers To Collect $1.3 Million Today

Sugar cane farmers in Labasa who had harvested and supplied their crops to the mill since crushing began will in total be paid $1.3 million by the Fiji Sugar Corporation
08 Jul 2016 11:42
Labasa Sugar Cane Farmers To Collect $1.3 Million Today
Sugarcane farmers

Sugar cane farmers in Labasa who had harvested and supplied their crops to the mill since crushing began will in total be paid $1.3 million by the Fiji Sugar Corporation today.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan confirmed this yesterday adding that the amount is paid on the forecast price of $39.42 per metric tonne of sugar cane.

This first cane payment is paid to farmers who harvest their sugar cane and deliver it to the mill by the cut off time, usually about two weeks after harvesting begins.

Mr Khan said the Labasa Mill had crushed over 77,000 tonnes to date, producing over 7100 tonnes of sugar.

The mill has had minor teething problems and crushing has continued without much problems.

Mr Khan had earlier requested farmers to increase the supply of sugar cane to the mill to minimise stoppages because of low cane supply.

Meanwhile, Lautoka Sugar Mill began its steam trials yesterday in preparation for crush towards the end of next week.

Lautoka will start a day after crushing begins at Rarawai Mill in Ba.

Mr Khan said the steam trials were normally to check for steam leakages and get the machinery ready for the beginning of crush.

 

EDITED BY: FILIPE NAIGULEVU

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.




5SQRS Clearance


Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper