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Cane Farmers To Get Fourth Payment Tomorrow

Cane farmers throughout Fiji will to­morrow receive their fourth cane payment of $15.14 per tonne. The Government topped up the payment with $6.30 to the $8.84 payment by the Fiji
30 May 2018 10:29
Cane Farmers To Get Fourth Payment Tomorrow

Cane farmers throughout Fiji will to­morrow receive their fourth cane payment of $15.14 per tonne.

The Government topped up the payment with $6.30 to the $8.84 payment by the Fiji Sugar Corportion to bring the total 2017 cane payment to farmers so far to $81.10.

The farmers would receive one more pay­ment, known as the ‘washout payment’ in October which would then make it the best cane payment farmers have received dur­ing the past five years.

The farmers have received an average of $82 per tonne during the past five years.

Sugar Industry Tribunal, Devanesh Shar­ma said this would bring farmers proceeds for 2017 to $124,763,676 (excluding the Gov­ernment’s $6.30 top up).

When contacted yesterday, Sugar Cane Growers Council acting chief executive officer Sunil Deo Chaudhary thanked the Government for providing tremendous sup­port to our cane growers.

“SCGC applauds the Government for giv­ing $6.30 per to top up the fourth cane pay­ment of $8.84 which brings the total payout to $15.14,” he said.

“This will immensely assist the growers in meeting their family needs and to prepare for the upcoming 2018 crushing season.

“With this lucrative payout, I urge the growers to start with the necessary crush­ing preparations, hold gang meetings and submit the MOGA in time.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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