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Dutch beet growers earn more than their British counterparts [Registered]

This year, beet growers in The Netherlands will be paid a total of €68.80/t (£59.86/t), representing an all-time high, reports Farmers Weekly. This high price includes a profit-share element that sugar beet growers are entitled to through their membership of Cosun, the co-operative they all belong to. The co-operative was established 110 years ago by a group of farmers. All growers are shareholders of the business and ownership of shares entitles growers to a member’s bonus. This is paid on top of the EU beet price, providing growers have delivered an agreed minimum quantity of beet per share. There is…

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