Chris Hill Agricultural editor firstname.lastname@example.org @ChrisHill75 Rural employers urged to grab a share of £1.1m work training fund 11:45 MARK SHIELDS 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. Major food industry coalition aims to bridge farming skills gap 11:16 Chris Hill 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”. Young Farmers profile: 18-year-old Serena Carter talks about life as an apprentice butcher 08:55 Mark Shields 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. ‘One of the most influential inventions in farming history’ – Rare 1920s tractor to be auctioned in Ely Yesterday, 16:26 Chris Hill 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. £3m scheme aims to crack down on ammonia pollution from farms Yesterday, 13:09 Chris Hill A £3m new government scheme to help farmers cut ammonia pollution has been welcomed by industry leaders in East Anglia. Video: Grape expectations for East Anglia’s winemakers after perfect summer for vines Friday, August 31, 2018 Chris Hill 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. Government launches review of farming levy board AHDB Friday, August 31, 2018 Chris Hill 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). Dairy firm Arla proposes to pay out up to £280m profits to drought-stricken farmers Thursday, August 30, 2018 Chris Hill 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. Obituary: Dedicated farming campaigner Lorna Richardson dies aged 82 Thursday, August 30, 2018 Michael Pollitt A driving force in promoting food and farming in Norfolk and further afield, Lorna Richardson, has died aged 82. Young Farmers profile: Lucy Stowell reflects on her ‘amazing’ year as Norfolk YFC chairman Thursday, August 30, 2018 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. ‘Pioneering’ conservationist takes senior role at Holkham Estate Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Chris Hill A “pioneering” conservationist is set to take over the management of the diverse landscapes and wildlife at the 25,000-acre Holkham Estate. Farming mental health charity YANA launches national support directory Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Chris Hill 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. Opinion: East Anglia should be proud of its poultry industry, says NFU Norfolk adviser John Newton Tuesday, August 28, 2018 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). Family butchers’ firm crowned Norfolk ‘food hero’ at Aylsham Show Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Chris Hill A family butchery firm which enthusiastically champions Norfolk farm produce was awarded the top “food hero” prize at the Aylsham Show. Gallery: Aylsham Show crowds enjoy a celebration of Norfolk’s rural traditions Monday, August 27, 2018 Chris Hill One of the centrepieces of Norfolk’s country calendar attracted a bumper Bank Holiday crowd to enjoy a celebration of rural life and entertainment. Aylsham Show promises a diverse range of Bank Holiday entertainment Monday, August 27, 2018 Chris Hill 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. Gallery: How a £500,000 wetland is protecting a Norfolk river from waste water pollution Friday, August 24, 2018 Chris Hill 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. No-deal Brexit could leave organic farms at export ‘cliff edge’, says NFU Thursday, August 23, 2018 Chris Hill 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. ‘He had incredible energy’ – Family pays tribute to Norfolk farming champion David Papworth Thursday, August 23, 2018 Chris Hill 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. Obituary: Farming champion and show stalwart David Papworth dies aged 73 Thursday, August 23, 2018 Michael Pollitt An eight-time champion Norfolk farmer, David Papworth, has died suddenly at home aged 73. Landowners’ leader demands urgent changes to fix farming environment scheme Thursday, August 23, 2018 Chris Hill 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.