Tag: British Sugar

High hopes for sugar beet harvest

The 2011 sugar beet harvest gets under way two weeks earlier than usual in the east of England. British Sugar factories open on 14 September, with growers hoping to avoid a repeat of 2010 when an exceptionally cold winter followed by unseasonally warm weather left crops rotting in the field. (September 2011).

Lost harvest costs growers £52m

British Sugar isn’t saying, but a quick calculation based on the company’s own figures suggests this season’s disastrous harvest cost beet growers more than £52m. Continue reading

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