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CANEGROWERS advocates on behalf of sugarcane growers in Australia. This podcast series examines some key issues and challenges and celebrates the successes.

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CANEGROWERS advocates on behalf of sugarcane growers in Australia. This podcast series examines some key issues and challenges and celebrates the successes.

    Four decades of change: CANEGROWERS Chairman Paul Schembri retires

    Four decades of change: CANEGROWERS Chairman Paul Schembri retires

    After 39 years representing his fellow sugarcane growers, most recently as CANEGROWERS Chairman, Paul Schembri is retiring to spend more time on his Mackay farm. 
    In this podcast he reflects on four decades of significant change in the Australian sugar industry, surviving a practical joke at his first ever meeting, robust gatherings of growers and the advice of mentors who helped him along the way (including Bill Benson and Malcolm Pratt who join in for a chat). 
     CANEGROWERS is a membership organisation for sugarcane growers in Australia. 

    • 24 min
    Commitment and Vision: Perspectives from the CANEGROWERS Policy Council

    Commitment and Vision: Perspectives from the CANEGROWERS Policy Council

    In May 2022, eight members of the CANEGROWERS Policy Council are retiring from representing their fellow Queensland sugarcane growers. This podcast is a parting word from seven of them. 
    They talk about the big changes and issues, the pressures, rewards and their focus on a positive future for the industry. 
    Listen to Phil Marano (Burdekin), Jeff Atkinson (Maryborough), Tony Ross (Mackay), Allan Dingle (Bundaberg), Roger Piva (Burdekin), Michael Pisano (Herbert River) and Glen Fasano (Mossman).
     CANEGROWERS is a membership organisation advocating on behalf of sugarcane growers in Australia. 

    • 27 min
    Sustainable sugar: CANEGROWERS building for the future

    Sustainable sugar: CANEGROWERS building for the future

    Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable food and Australian sugarcane growers are proud of the way they farm and their product. This podcast looks at what defines sustainable sugar and how CANEGROWERS is working to make sure Queensland farmers can show the world that they fit the bill using accreditation programs and blockchain technology.
    CANEGROWERS is a membership organisation advocating on behalf of sugarcane growers in Australia. This podcast series examines key issues and challenges and celebrates successes.

    • 14 min
    Reef regs campaign for a better approach

    Reef regs campaign for a better approach

     An explanation of what’s wrong with modelling water quality,  regulating agriculture, and relying on report cards in Australia's Great Barrier Reef management and the CANEGROWERS way forward for a sustainable future for the environment and sugarcane farms.
    CANEGROWERS is a membership organisation advocating on behalf of sugarcane growers in Australia. This podcast series examines some key issues and challenges and celebrates the successes.

    • 17 min

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