British Sugar package will do nothing to retain growers
National Farmers Union UK
Thursday, February 18, 2021
NFU Sugar has said it in no way supports or endorses British Sugarâ€™s â€˜Beet Package Plusâ€™ communication sent to growers. Responding to the launch of British Sugarâ€™s â€˜Beet Package Plusâ€™, NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly said: â€œNFU Sugar in no way supports or endorses British Sugarâ€™s â€˜Beet Package Plusâ€™ communication sent to growers this morning and does not believe it is anywhere near enough to stop many growers giving up sugar beet for good when their current contracts finish. â€œFor months NFU Sugar has expressed its concerns to British Sugar, and to the highest levels of AB Sugar, about the future viability of the home-grown sugar industry. Continuing low contract prices, coupled with much greater risks of yield loss from disease, means sugar beet is no longer viewed by many growers as a viable part of their rotations.Click here to connect to the source of this storyClick here for more News and Views
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