Sugar beet harvest© Tim Scrivener
Sugar beet growers are urged to drive yields hard off the smallest possible area to meet quota and help overcome a 24% price cut for the 2015-16 campaign. Processor British Sugar has had its hands tied by the global and domestic sugar surplus, forcing it to reduce the contracted tonnage by 20% and reduce the price paid to growers from £31.67/t to £24/t. While some opted to take a sugar beet “holiday” in 2015-16, only 11% of the area was […]