sugar beet harvest© Tim Scrivener
The abolition of EU-wide production quotas in 2017 will herald an uncertain era for sugar beet, prompting many to reconsider growing the crop. But how can growers make this important decision? When the EU sugar regime ends in October next year, sugar beet, like any other commodity, will be more exposed to volatile world markets, creating greater market pressure as processors battle for business with other European and international sugar producers. The 2016/17 price cut (from £24/t to £20.30/t) shows […]