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Teething problems a part of crushing season: FSC

July 6, 2014 1:01 am

Cane farmers must understand that teething problems at the sugar mills happen at the start of any crushing season says Fiji Sugar Corporation Executive Chair Abdul Khan.

Khan says there’s always bound be problems at the beginning of the crushing season as mill engineers have to make adjustments to the equipment due to unforeseen circumstances.

He says for this reason, cane farmers should not be blaming the FSC for delays in crushing.

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The Penang Sugar Mill in Rakiraki was to have started crushing on June 16th but this was postponed to the 27th because the sugar cane in the fields were not matured enough and some equipment for the mill was yet to arrive from Australia.

On the other hand, the Labasa Sugar Mill has started crushing but had to stop because cane supply to the mill was not consistent.

Khan says these problems cause delay and farmers should not out the blame only on FSC.

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