In gloomy mood, Europe's farmers cut back sugar beet sowings

Friday, March 26, 2021
Gloomy European sugar beet farmers are cutting back plantings this year, discouraged by poor yields and low prices. This year, French farmers are expected to plant about 6% less sugar beet than in 2020 at 400,000 hectares, Timothe Masson, agronomist at French sugar beet group CGB said. “The main reason for the fall is economical: farmers are not motivated to grow sugar beet anymore,” he said, adding that most of them had lost money last year.
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