British Sugar’s end of campaign support welcomed

18 March 2024

Sugar beet harvest

NFU Sugar has welcomed British Sugar’s announcement today committing to cover 75% of growers’ diversion costs.

Furthermore, we welcome the significant investment in equipment at Cantley to increase slice which will help achieve a timely end to the campaign.

It has been a difficult harvest for all growers this year, with the campaign coinciding with one of the wettest autumn and winter periods on record.

With growers incurring additional costs in lifting beet in these conditions, we are pleased that British Sugar has recognised the financial impact it could have had on growers to have to also cover the additional haulage costs in delivering beet to an alternative site.

We recognise that the greater capacity that has been temporarily added at Cantley will also help reduce the risk of bottlenecks, allowing growers, contractors and hauliers to make the most of opportunities to lift.

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