SUGAR producers are urging the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) to reconsider starting the milling season this coming August instead of September, saying that delaying the harvest would compromise sugarcane purity and tonnage.

The Sugar Council, representing thousands of sugarcane farmers from three planter federations, including the Confederation of Sugar Producers' Associations Inc. (Confed), National Federation of Sugarcane Planters (NFSP), and Panay Federation of Sugarcane Farmers (Panayfed) appealed to SRA to proceed with the previous practice of commencing milling operations in August.

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