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Farmers’ dilemma

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

Farmers’ dilemma

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PRIVATE CANE FARMERS attached to the Barbados Sugar Industries Limited (BSIL) were this year forced to accept a lower rate for each tonne of cane because of a lack of funds, even though they harvested the most canes since 1990.

Along with that shortfall, they are still waiting on millions from Government in payment for cane produced in 2016.

Additionally, they want Government to help protect the vulnerable 2018 harvest.

“We really appreciate what the Barbados Cane Industry Corporation (BCIC) and Government have done. A lot of progress has been made, but we need to have these payments as soon as possible, and on time every year,” BSIL director Mark Sealy told the DAILY NATION(BA) 

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