Maize service takes up the slack

Collings, Andrew
March 2008
Farmers Weekly;3/14/2008, p36
Trade Publication
The article focuses on Shropshire contractor Steve Banks's shift from sugar beet to grain maize production. Until a couple of years ago, the growing and harvesting of 1000 hectares of sugar beet formed the backbone of Steve Banks' contracting business. However, this changed when British Sugar decided to close its Allscot sugar factory in 2006. Banks said that there are some livestock farmers who recognise the value of grain maize.


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