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Sugar factories could close before farmers can harvest all their beet

Eastern Daily Press
The prolonged wet weather and soggy soil conditions during the winter have hampered efforts to harvest East Anglia’s staple beet crop. British Sugar has announced it plans to close its Bury St Edmunds factory on February 19 and Cantley, near Acle, on March 7. “It is anticipated that most, but not all, beet from these factory areas will have been delivered by these dates,” said the company.

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