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25 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Fiji Multi-millon Dollar Plant for Rarawai Mill
FIJI - Fiji's sugar will industry will soon have a $70m co-generation power plant at the Rarawai Mill in Ba....
30 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Fiji Fiji's Agriculture Industry Strives for Self-Sufficiency
FIJI - Fiji's poultry industry has been identified as an important industry because of its economic and social contribution to the development of the country's economy....
21 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Fiji Fiji Sugar Industry Development Is China's Goal
FIJI - Developing the sugar industry is one of the aims of the visiting Chinese business delegation attending the Fiji-China Trade and Investment Forum. ...
04 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Cane Output Drops
FIJI – The National Farmers Union (NFU) has said that Fiji's sugar cane crop is 400,000 tonnes less than last year, which represents an approximately F$8 (£2.699) million loss for growers...
03 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Heavy Rain Hampers Fiji's Cane Supply
FIJI – Cane supply to the Lautoka mill was disrupted this weekend by heavy rain in Sigatoka, Nadi and Lautoka....
29 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Rarawai Mill Sugar Crop May Be Transferred
FIJI – Continuing engineering problems affecting the Rarawai mill in Ba could force cane growers to transfer 116,000 tonnes of their crops to Lautoka....
15 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Crushing Halted Due To Low Yield
FIJI – Cane harvesting gangs in Fiji have been asked to inform local field officers if they are unlikely to meet their issued quotas....
07 October 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Export Leaves For UK
FIJI – A cargo vessel carrying raw sugar cane left Fiji yesterday, headed for the UK....
23 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji FSC Executives' Pay Under Review
FIJI – The "exorbitant" salaries of executives working for the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) are reportedly under scrutiny, amid calls for an inquiry into the pay structure of the organisation....
17 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Mysterious Disease Detected In Cane Crops
FIJI – An unidentified disease is reportedly destroying young cane plants in the Nawaicoba region of Nadi in Fiji, causing worry among sugar producers....
Crop Industry News from Fiji FSC Reports $24.6m Loss
FIJI – The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has reportedly seen an operation loss of $24.6 million (£15.75 million) for the financial year that ended May 31st 2010....
14 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane 'Should Be Fed To Animals, Not Burnt'
FIJI – Sugar producers have been urged by the Sugar Cane Growers Council to refrain from burning their fields, so that livestock can feed on cane tops....
09 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Production Losses Expected
FIJI – Sugar producers in Fiji are reportedly expecting a 60, 70 or even 80 per cent loss in tonnage of cane output this year....
06 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Labasa Mill Stoppages Reignite Frustrations
FIJI – Frustrated cane farmers in the Vunivere area of the Fijian region Seaqaqa are reportedly seeking answers from the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) on the status of the Labasa Sugar mill....
01 September 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Frustration Grows As Sugar Mill Breakdowns Continue
FIJI – Transporters of sugar cane to the Fiji Sugar Corporation's (FSC) Labasa mill are reportedly frustrated with what they say are becoming weekly breakdowns....
31 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Farmers Blame Poor Management For Sugar Production Woes
FIJI – A prominent cane farmer has reportedly said that poor management practices by the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) are to blame for the downfall of Fiji's sugar industry over the past 15...
20 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Growers Concerned Over Slow Crush
FIJI – Sugar cane producers in the Ba region are reportedly worried that disruptions and delays to crushing at the Rarawai Mill would lead to a loss of income this season....
17 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Farmers Frustrated by Milling Problems
FIJI – Cane growers are worried and frustrated over the frequent breakdowns and supply issues at the country's four sugar mills....
13 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Prime Minister Vows to Resolve Sugar Mill Issues
FIJI – A solution to the ongoing sugar milling difficulties will be found, the country's prime minister has said, which is bound to come as a welcome relief to cane growers and factory workers...
12 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Growers Furious at FSC Stoppage Claims
FIJI – Producers of sugar cane in the Meigunyah region of Nadi, in Fiji, are disputing claims by the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) that there has recently been a short supply of cane at the...
09 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Tate & Lyle Confirm Commitment to Fiji Growers
FIJI - One of the main sugar buyers, Tate & Lyle, has confirmed its commitment to continue purchasing the country's produce until at least 2015....
06 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Crushing Continues After Shutdown
FIJI – The Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) has confirmed that one of the country's major sugar processing facilities had resumed its operations after an unexpected shutdown....
02 August 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Low Tonnage Worrying Cane Growers
FIJI – Sugar producers in Fiji's Northern Division are reportedly concerned that they may earn less money from their harvest this year, because the amount of cane being supplied to mills has...
Crop Industry News from Fiji Farmers' Warning Over Cane Transfer
FIJI – Sugar producers in the Ba region of Fiji have asked industry stakeholders to reconsider sending cane from other mills to the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) mill in Lautoka....
30 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Shortfall In Sugar Cane Supply
FIJI - Delivery quota restrictions have been blamed for poor supply of sugar cane to the Labasa processing facility, which has resulted in a number of mill stoppages....
28 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Growers Disappointed by Mill Stoppages
FIJI - An association of sugar cane producers is said to be disappointed with the continued crushing stoppages at one of the country's largest mills....
26 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Losses Could Reach $100m
FIJI – The sugar industry in Fiji could lose as much as $100 million this season, unless the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) starts converting cane to sugar more efficiently, the Fiji Economy...
20 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji $100,000 Cassava Wasted
FIJI - More than $100,000 (£33,225) worth of harvested cassava was dumped across three districts in the Macuata region of Fiji last year, as a result of failed marketing arrangements....
19 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Sugar Cane Industry Boosted By Price Premium
FIJI – Farmers across Fiji are currently obtaining premium prices for their cane produce – at an additional $60 (£39.21) a ton – brining refreshed hope to the country's sugar industry....
14 July 2010
Crop Industry News from Fiji Cane Drivers Threaten To Strike
FIJI – Some sugar cane growers and truck drivers have warned that they may boycott the supply of cane to the Labasa sugar mill, starting this week. ...
 
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