2022 Sugar beet price not enough


Mixed Farmer
Anybody else had a call from national farm research today . Seems British sugar have employed them to get anonymous feedback on growers thoughts . From what I gather from them the feed back was generally negative some even hostile
I'm not in any rush to fill in my contract offer by 28th November.
With grain prices looking good, feel like cutting down on my acres of beet. Still got a year left of some tonnage on a 3 year deal.
Also factory only just starting to improve processing. Going to be a long season, just see how it pans out first.

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine

JCB has launched new Fastrac 4000 and 8000 Series tractors with an all-new electronics infrastructure which is claimed to deliver higher levels of performance. According to JCB, the new Fastrac iCon operator environment has three key features: iConfigure – creating a bespoke control experience for every operator iConnect – integrating advanced precision agriculture technology iControl – redefining operation through new driveline software The 175hp to 348hp (133kW to 260kW) Fastracs feature the new iCon armrest console and touch-screen display to provide flexibility in operator allocation and operator information, as well as a new transmission control strategy to enhance operator comfort and powertrain efficiency, says the manufacturer...