Cash-strapped farmers offered advance payment for sugar beet crops

Eastern Daily Press
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
British Sugar has offered to pay East Anglia's farmers a 25pc cash advance on their sugar beet crops to help them cope with crippling cost pressures. The region's arable farmers have been hit with soaring fuel costs and a four-fold leap in fertiliser prices after the war in Ukraine hit world commodity markets. So British Sugar has agreed to pay loyal sugar beet growers a quarter of their agreed price ahead of the 2022/23 harvest campaign, interest free, to help ease their cash-flow problems.
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