Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 67

Planter and Sugar Manufacturer Volume 67

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... Association. New Zealand Contracts for Fiji Sugar. The New Zealand government is just making a contract with the Colonial Sugar Refining Company for sugar from Fiji. Under the existing contract the price has been 47 per ton, which enabled sugar to be retailed at 6d per pound. It is expected that the new contract will be at a lower rate. A suggestion has been made that sugar should be imported from Java, but a recent experiment in that direction was not satisfactory, as something in the composition of the sugar led to a deterioration of the products with which it was used. Maffra Growers Ask Concessions. The beet sugar growers at Maffra, Victoria, have asked that the price of 'beetsi be increased from 35/-to 40/-per ton: that the factory should be remodeled, and that the government should purchase land and it to growers. It was stated that if the price were increased the area under beets would be increased by 50 per cent--to 1,542 acres. It was mentioned that the government had made a profit of H,000 last year. The minister said that the treasurer, who was in England, was inquiring into the beet industry, and the question of remodeling the mill would be considered when he returned. The matter of leasing land would be gone into. Later the increased price was agreed to. Arrowing of Cane Causes Alarm Among Growers Unused To It. Arrowing of cane has taken place in districts where it has not been usual before. This may be explained by the unusual nature of the season. The growers in these localities became anxious, but the sugar expert has explained that arrowing is the natural function of cane and that the contents! do not suffer if the cane is treated without delay. Kalamia Mill Wins Suit Against Government. An more

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  • Paperback | 610 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,075g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768728
  • 9781236768728