‘Ir­re­spon­si­ble’ ac­tions

Daily Mercury - - YOUR SAY -

IT WAS in­ter­est­ing to read the ar­ti­cle ‘Young farmer plan­ning ahead’ (DM 03/01/19).

Ja­cob Camil­leri re­alises that suc­cess in cane farming is de­pen­dent on hav­ing an ef­fi­cient mill that is able to crush the avail­able crop in a rea­son­able time frame and, most im­por­tantly, with a high re­cov­er­able sugar in­dex.

This would give the best fi­nan­cial re­sult to both miller and grower.

Un­for­tu­nately, the in­ef­fi­cient mills with poor sugar re­cov­ery and the re­duc­tion in grower cane pay­ments has left many Mackay sugar grow­ers strug­gling for sur­vival.

I agree with the com­ment made by An­dre Camil­leri (DM 03/01/19) that the cur­rent gen­er­a­tion of farm­ers are like cus­to­di­ans and with that came re­spon­si­bil­ity.

How­ever, I just can­not un­der­stand why the ma­jor­ity of cus­to­di­ans acted so ir­re­spon­si­bly by en­abling the de­struc­tion of what the past gen­er­a­tions have built up over many years. Vin­cent Camil­leri, Far­leigh

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