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The Farming Australia #stamps series continues with this ode to Sugar Cane. Australia is 3rd largest raw sugar producer in the world. 80% of the our sugar is exported, making the industry the 7th largest agricultural exporter in Australia. Queensland accounts for about 95 per cent of Australia's raw sugar production, and New South Wales around 5 per cent.  This issue can be bought online:  http://auspo.st/OFWTKL

The Farming Australia #stamps series continues with this ode to Sugar Cane. Australia is 3rd largest raw sugar producer in the world. 80% of the our sugar is exported, making the industry the 7th largest agricultural exporter in Australia. Queensland accounts for about 95 per cent of Australia's raw sugar production, and New South Wales around 5 per cent. This issue can be bought online: http://auspo.st/OFWTKL

Sugar Cane Farming. The cane is deliberately burnt,to remove dead leaves,rats nests etc and then harvested mechanically. It then has to be crushed to a very fast schedule at the  Mill.

Sugar Cane Farming. The cane is deliberately burnt,to remove dead leaves,rats nests etc and then harvested mechanically. It then has to be crushed to a very fast schedule at the Mill.

Sugar cane train at Mossman, Queensland Australia

Sugar cane train at Mossman, Queensland Australia

Firing The Cane, 1973  Burning the trash off sugar cane prior to harvesting.

Firing The Cane, 1973 Burning the trash off sugar cane prior to harvesting.

Burn-off time on a north Queensland sugar cane farm.

Burn-off time on a north Queensland sugar cane farm.

Mistretta Farms Sugar Cane Harvest

High yields, low prices: Robust sugar cane harvest driving down sugar value

Mistretta Farms Sugar Cane Harvest

Harvesting Sugar Cane, Mirani Queensland

Harvesting Sugar Cane, Mirani Queensland

Sugarcane line - Elarish in Far Norh QLD

Sugarcane line - Elarish in Far Norh QLD

Sugarcane harvest - Elarish in Far Norh QLD

Sugarcane harvest - Elarish in Far Norh QLD


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Sugarcane line - Elarish in Far Norh QLD

Sugarcane line - Elarish in Far Norh QLD

Sugar cane farms are everywhere in North Queensland - Sarina

Sugar cane farms are everywhere in North Queensland - Sarina

Times-Picayune article on 2012 sugarcane crop from Juliet Linderman. Juliet attended the field tour I arranged.

High yields, low prices: Robust sugar cane harvest driving down sugar value

Times-Picayune article on 2012 sugarcane crop from Juliet Linderman. Juliet attended the field tour I arranged.

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Planning an Aussie road trip? Click on the image for some suggestions from the folks at The Culture Trip.

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#Barkley Highway, Mount #Isa

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Always a great day out going on the Kuranda railway, stopping at Barron Falls on the way to Kuranda, then the markets. I miss Far North Queensland, Australia

Always a great day out going on the Kuranda railway, stopping at Barron Falls on the way to Kuranda, then the markets. I miss Far North Queensland, Australia

GSR-Indian-Pacific - the train that crosses the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide, South Australia to Perth in West Australia

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