Chris Hill

Rural businesses helping to get people trained and into work across Norfolk and north Suffolk are being urged to bid for a share of a £1.1m funding pot.

A food and farming industry coalition has united to kick-start a new strategy for the UK’s agricultural workforce – aiming to bridge a looming skills gap and make the sector “fit for the future”.

In the latest of our profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, SERENA CARTER explains how a busy barbecue season has made for a hectic first few months as an apprentice butcher.

A rare and historically important early tractor, made in East Anglia in 1920, is expected to fetch up to £35,000 when it goes under the hammer next month.

A £3m new government scheme to help farmers cut ammonia pollution has been welcomed by industry leaders in East Anglia.

Winemakers and grape growers expect to raise a glass to a bumper harvest this month after the hot summer swelled the bounty from their vines.

Farmers, food processors and industry representatives are being asked for their views on the “purpose and priorities” of the levy-funded Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

A major dairy co-operative has proposed paying out its entire 2018 profits to farmers who struggled to feed their animals during the summer drought.

A driving force in promoting food and farming in Norfolk and further afield, Lorna Richardson, has died aged 82.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, LUCY STOWELL reflects on her “amazing” year as Norfolk YFC county chairman.

A “pioneering” conservationist is set to take over the management of the diverse landscapes and wildlife at the 25,000-acre Holkham Estate.

An East Anglian mental health charity has launched a national directory of support groups aiming to help people struggling with the strains of farming and isolated rural life.

There are countless reasons why East Anglia should be proud of its nationally-important poultry industry, says JOHN NEWTON, Norfolk county adviser for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

A family butchery firm which enthusiastically champions Norfolk farm produce was awarded the top “food hero” prize at the Aylsham Show.

One of the centrepieces of Norfolk’s country calendar attracted a bumper Bank Holiday crowd to enjoy a celebration of rural life and entertainment.

A Bank Holiday event which has been one of the centrepieces of Norfolk’s rural calendar for more than 70 years returns today with a diverse range of countryside attractions and family fun.

A pioneering £500,000 project to construct a new wetland which protects a fragile river from waste water pollution could become a template for more of these natural “filters” – with huge biodiversity benefits. CHRIS HILL reports.

Organic food producers could face a “cliff edge” preventing exports to the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit, farming leaders have warned.

Tributes have been paid to a Norfolk farming champion and community stalwart – described by his family as a sensitive and driven man who was a fierce protector of his industry.

An eight-time champion Norfolk farmer, David Papworth, has died suddenly at home aged 73.

Hopes of a “Green Brexit” are at risk unless the government makes immediate improvements to “fix” its troubled agri-environment schemes, said an East Angian landowners’ leader.

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