International Sugar Journal

UK – As sugar beet campaign commences, growers face delivering own beet due to HGV driver shortage [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet growers will have to rely on their tractors and trailers to transport their crop to British Sugar’s factories this campaign because of a national shortage of HGV (heavy goods vehicle) drivers, according to Farmers Weekly.

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UK – British Sugar takes the government to court for allowing tariff-free imports of 260,000 tonnes raw sugar [Full subscriber]

The UK government is facing the first significant legal challenge to its post-Brexit independent trade policy after the High Court agreed that a decision to cut tariffs on some UK sugar imports could be subject to a judicial review.

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UK-Australia free trade deal threatens sugar beet sector’s competitiveness [Full subscriber]

British sugar beet growers have expressed concerns over the recently announced UK-Australia free trade deal.

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UK – Sugar beet growers get emergency authorisation for the neonic acetamiprid [Full subscriber]

Health and Safety Executive has issued emergency authorisation for the use of InSyst (acetamiprid) on sugar beet following an application by the NFU and British Sugar.

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UK – Sugar tax results in consumption of sugar through soft drinks fall by 10% [Full subscriber]

The sugar tax introduced in April 2018 appears to have the intended effect of reducing the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) according to research by Cambridge University academics and published in the British Medical Journal.

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UK – Neonics will not be applied to the 2021 sugar beet crop [Full subscriber]

The emergency derogation for the use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment to control virus yellows in sugar beet in the UK will not be triggered this season.

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UK – Neonic derogation unlikely to be granted as cold spell hits aphid populations [Full subscriber]

Significant cold weather in January and February has increased the likelihood that the emergency derogation for the use of a neonicotinoid seed treatment to control virus yellows in sugar beet in the UK will not be triggered this season.

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UK – Sugar beet growers secure the use of neonicotinoid-treated seed in 2021 [Full subscriber]

The government has approved an emergency application for sugar beet growers to use neonicotinoid-treated seed to combat virus yellows in 2021.

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No tariffs nor quotas for sugar in the Brexit deal between EU and UK [Full subscriber]

European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom negotiators finally agreed on a deal on 24th December after Brexit. The Economic and Trade Partnership Agreement guarantees trade without tariffs or quotas for “all goods which comply with the appropriate rules of origin”. This includes sugar and several processed food products.

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UK – Sugar beet pricing platform will help growers to fix prices [Full subscriber]

Sugar beet growers will be able to fix their own beet prices rather than accept a fixed amount, in a new pricing platform launched recently and developed by the National Farmers Union (NFU) with support from British Sugar.

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