British Sugar’s parent company, Associated British Foods, has announced a “record” set of results for the last financial year
As an enthusiastic skier, the sight of snow seldom fails to excite me. But sitting in another two-hour traffic jam on the way to work this morning, even I was starting to feel I’d seen enough.
If ever there was a contender for Private Eye’s “Muckspreader” column, this has to be it!
Richard and Judy, Posh and Becks, Morecombe and Wise – when it comes to natural couplings, it has to be said that the NFU and British Sugar make unlikely bed-fellows.
Both the NFU and British Sugar are, apparently, “pleased to inform you” that they have agreed a price of £26/t for 2010/11 beet.
In less than a fortnight, British Sugar will open its factory gates and start the job of processing the 2009 beet crop.
The annual last-minute “bun fight” between British Sugar and the NFU is hotting-up again, despite hopes that a repeat of last year’s protracted negotiations could be avoided
When it comes to negotiating sugar beet prices, the NFU can hardly be accused of lacking ambition.
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