'Not worth the risk' - farming family quits sugar beet after 100 years

Eastern Daily Press
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Friday, March 19, 2021
A Norfolk farming family has stopped growing sugar beet for the first time in a century - blaming low prices which no longer outweigh the risks of growing the crop. Tom Wright is the fifth generation of his family to grow sugar beet at their diverse mixed farm at Moulton St Mary - just four miles from the Cantley sugar factory which it has supplied for more than 100 years. But this will be the first year since 1912 that there will not be a beet crop within the farm's 350 arable acres, as it will be replaced with oilseed rape or wheat instead.
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