Sugar crush expected to be the lowest in almost 20 years

31 May 2013
Averyll Loft

AFTER one of the most extreme growing seasons in living memory, the Maryborough Sugar Factory is predicting its worst crush in almost two decades.

With just over a month until the factory roars to life for another year, general manager Stewart Norton said the estimate was for a total of 560,000 tonnes this year – down from last year’s 665,200 tonnes.

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