Sugar beet harvester© Tim Scrivener
As sugar beet lifting gets under way and this year’s campaign begins, there’s renewed optimism among beet growers and the wider industry amid signs that the crop has a long-term future. After two years of a shrinking crop area – with a 20% cut imposed by British Sugar to clear the high sugar stocks that arose from the record 2014 crop – there are plans to expand the 2017 crop area and take advantage of more favourable market conditions. See […]