Chatteris farmer sees 300 tonnes of sugar beet perish due to wet winter

Thursday, April 11, 2024
A farmer said about 300 tonnes (661,00lb) of sugar beet perished after the wet winter left a field under water for nearly five months. George Munns, 62, from Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, said he had "never seen a year as wet as this". British Sugar, the sole producers of sugar beet in the UK, extended its factory opening times to accommodate late harvests. Its spokesman said it had been a "very difficult season" for farmers.
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