THE National Farmers Union is worried that the wet weather condition experienced in the Northern Division may interrupt cane supply to the mill.
Union president Surendra Lal yesterday said the wet weather conditions had created other harvesting issues.
"Some cane farmers are finding it difficult to have their cane transported to the mill and labourers have problems with harvesting cane because of the wet weather," Mr Lal said.
"This weather has not only interrupted cane production but also the condition of the road and now, most of the lorry operators are hesitant to supply cane to the mill because of the bad roads.
"The situation will also affect the quality of cane and can also result in having stand-over cane come the end of this year's crushing season."
Mr Lal said they were hoping the weather would improve so cane supply would normalise.
"Apart from these issues, we are also requesting relevant authorities to look into improving all cane access roads up north so lorry operators don't have difficulties in transporting cane to the mill."
FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan earlier said they were working closely with farmers to ensure cane supply was consistent.
Macuata provincial administrator Josefa Rokonai said the upgrading of cane access roads was continuing.