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Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 5:24 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Cane farmers turned down $300,000 in Government assistance offered at the height of the Northern drought and ahead of the crop season.

However, it was because it was not enough, not because it was not needed.

While the Government continues to await a $2 million loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to go through legislative approval among other issues, sugar producers Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR) is participating in the discussions to secure the kind of funds farmers will need to prepare their fields and get through the Christmas season.

“We have been part of the discussions along with farmers and G.O.B., Ministry of Agriculture in particular. They have done the assessments and all sugar industry stakeholders have collaborated with Agriculture to do all the groundwork that is required for the information to obtain the relief efforts,” said BSI’s Olivia Carballo Avilez to reporters during a field visit on Tuesday.

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