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Fourth cane payment ‘timely

  Sugarcane farmers in the Northern Division have acknowledged the Govern­ment for their support after re­ceiving the fourth cane payment on Friday. Government increased the price to $15.14 per tonne;
03 Jun 2018 11:06
Fourth cane payment ‘timely
Mohammed Rafiq. Photo: WATI TALEBULA

 

Sugarcane farmers in the Northern Division have acknowledged the Govern­ment for their support after re­ceiving the fourth cane payment on Friday.

Government increased the price to $15.14 per tonne; before the farmers were getting $8.85 per tonne.

Former executive officer for Fiji Cane Growers Association, Mohammed Rafiq, said the top-up had come at an opportune time for the farmers.

“The farmers are very thankful to the Govern­ment for increasing the price of a tonne espe­cially when harvesting season is just around the corner,” Mr Rafiq said.

“The money that is given will enable the farmers to repair their tractor, pay labours and clear any debts they have.

“The needs and wants of the farmers are met. Farmers can buy things for his family. Without the Government intervention this wouldn’t have been possible.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

Feedback: wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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