Sugar beet growers are being offered a one-off contract to deliver beet to British Sugar’s Bury St Edmunds factory in early September, with a guaranteed return of £3,000/ha.
It is reported by fwi.co.uk.
The new contract is designed to help the processor overcome the “unique challenges” experienced in 2022, when drought conditions led to a delayed harvest. Recent dry weather will have raised concerns of a repeat this year.
“The new contract will bring additional home-grown beet into the Bury factory earlier, to ensure sugar is available in early September, prior to the main campaign starting,” said a British Sugar notice.