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Farmers acknowledge 4th cane payment

June 1, 2018 12:31 am

The farmers have acknowledged the government for their support after receiving the fourth cane payment.

Fiji Cane Lorry Association national president, Jiten Singh says this top-up has come at an opportune time for the farmers.

“I am very glad that government has come in to help the farmers through this cane payment top-up the farmers were very depressed that the payment was very less and now when the money is there the farmers should utilize it wisely.”

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Permanent Secretary for Sugar, Yogesh Karan says fertilizer subsidy has also been put in place whereby farmers will only pay $20 per bag instead of $49.

Karan says the government has also provided $6.7m for weedicide.

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