The Government has rejected an appeal by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) for an exemption to the ban of the use of neonicotinoids as a seed treatment for sugar beet next year.
British Sugar and the NFU (National Farmers Union) Sugar announced 13th September that they have reached an agreement on sugar beet contract terms for 2019/20 in a move to help deliver better transparency and certainty in a highly competitive market, according to reports from the local farming press.
With the EU sugar sector becoming market-driven following the abolition of sugar quotas, Caribbean sugar producers are looking to the UK to provide preferential access post-Brexit. Sugar Association of the […]
The UK is well placed to benefit from the emerging bioeconomy and has the potential “to reclaim its world leading position, building new industries out of old ones” as it has the “leading biochemical R&D, relevant skills and infrastructure to build the industry, and established supply chains to chemical buyers at home and abroad” according to a recently published report.
British Sugar’s factories are battling to process the bumper sugar beet harvest – with growers complaining that their crops are not moving from their clamps, according to Farmers Weekly.
Proposed new beet sugar factory in Yorkshire seems increasingly unlikely following the breakdown in talks between the investor Al-Khaleej International and North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
Beet acreage in the UK has risen even faster than those in many other European Union countries, ahead of the impending Brexit as well as the abolition of sugar quotas in the bloc in October.
Two planning applications were made in Yorkshire by Al Khaleej International to build a new beet sugar factory.
The British supermarket Sainsbury’s will be selling across its 284 stores the organically produced non-centrifuged sugar from Colombia in 200 g pouches for £2.20 (US$14/kg).
UK – Al Khaleej planning to build over 500,000 t capacity beet sugar factory in Yorkshire [Registered]
Planning application has been submitted to Harrogate borough council for the construction of a new beet sugar factory in north Yorkshire.