New sugar beet processing facility planned for North Yorkshire

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“Proposals for a new sugar beet processing facility in North Yorkshire are welcome news for the industry,” NFU Sugar board chairman Michael Sly has said.

He added: “Farmers in the region were disappointed when the British Sugar factory closed in 2007 and it is encouraging that investors are considering a new, larger plant in the area. It would be the first sugar beet factory built in the UK for 90 years and represents a considerable vote of confidence for the sector.

“The sugar beet industry makes an important contribution to the rural economy, supporting nearly 10,000 jobs across the country, and is a valuable rotation crop for arable farmers."

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  • Posted by: Ronald Ernest HallPosted on: 27/07/2017 15:29:29

    Comment: Does the Board realize the new factory will be the same size as all the existing factories put together. A new efficient factory could easily undercut British Sugar in the cost of production and if the predicted over supply of sugar in the next few years becomes a reality who will survive? Where will all the East Anglian growers send their beet? Its a long way to Yorkshire!
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