International Sugar Journal

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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UK to allow imports of 260,000 t raw sugar duty-free [Full subscriber]

The government announced on 16th December that it is to allow 260,000 tonnes of raw sugar to be imported tariff-free in 2021, as it develops an independent trade policy for the first time in nearly 50 years.

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UK – 2020/21 sugar output down by over 24% from virus yellow-hit beet crop [Full subscriber]

With 2020/21 campaign in full swing, the sugar beet output is set to decline by 25%, mirroring similar fall in sugar production. The fall in output is largely due to the severe effect on yields from aphid-spread virus yellows disease, reported Farmers Weekly.

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UK – 2020/21 campaign – Beet growers report massive yield drops due to virus yellows [Full subscriber]

With the 2020/21 campaign in full swing, beet growers in some regions have seen yields drop by 70% and some growers are considering switching to other crops according to Farmers Weekly.

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UK – British Sugar deploys Rezatec’s remote sensing technology to optimise the supply of sugar beet

British Sugar recently announced that it will be exploiting Rezatec’s optical and radar satellite imagery to help plan the supply of sugar beet to its factories during harvest with greater efficiency.

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UK – Sugar beet growers welcome new contract with British Sugar [Full subscriber]

British Sugar and NFU Sugar unveiled on 24th August one-year and three-year sugar beet contracts and prices from 2021.

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UK – Sugar beet growers to get market-linked bonus as sugar prices rise [Registered]

UK sugar beet growers are set to receive a market-linked bonus later this year after EU average sugar prices hit the trigger point for the first time.

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UK – Sugar beet growers granted the use of neonic Biscaya [Full subscriber]

Emergency Authorisation application from British Sugar and the National Farmers’ Union’s Sugar Board (NFU Sugar), supported by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO), for the use of the neonic Biscaya on sugar beet in spring 2020 has been approved by Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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