NFU negotiating on 2014/15 beet price

The NFU is negotiating beet prices for 2014/15 crops.
The NFU is negotiating beet prices for 2014/15 crops.

The NFU, which organised a meeting with disgruntled beet growers to discuss next year’s price regime, has said it now has a clear mandate from more than 550 farmers to continue negotiating on price with British Sugar for the 2014/15 crop.

Growers said they were “sick” of being at the bottom of the European price table for the crop and called on British Sugar to review its offer. However, British Sugar agriculture director Colm McKay said the price on offer was fair and represented a “significant movement” from the previous year.