Farmers worry over increase in costs

Canefarmer Avinesh Raj checks his tractor before heading out into the field. Picture: REINAL CHAND

CANEfarmers are worried that the lowered tonnage for transporting sugarcane would cause an increase in harvesting costs. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) had announced this year it would no longer provide concessions for overladen trucks and had limited carted sugarcane to about eight tonnes. Growers in Rakiraki say they are concerned because all harvested cane […]

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