East Anglia drought risk forces farmers to switch to sugar beet

Eastern Daily Press
Saturday, March 18, 2023
East Anglian farmers are cutting back on "high-risk" irrigated crops like potatoes, onions and carrots this year in response to the growing threat of a second summer drought. North Norfolk grower Tony Bambridge, who chairs the National Farmers’ Union’s regional board for East Anglia, is reducing his potato area by about 10pc, and replacing it with less risky sugar beet, for which prices have risen in recent years.
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