British Sugar and the NFU yesterday announced a new scheme, available as a one-off and for one year only, which allows growers to relinquish all or part of their contracted tonnage entitlement to other existing growers or potential new growers. The scheme will give growers who wish to do so the opportunity to increase the area of sugar beet grown to further improve the crop's contribution to the farm, whilst allowing others to move out of sugar beet growing. The scheme is aimed at giving growers greater flexibility and improving industry efficiency.