Chris Hill Agricultural editor firstname.lastname@example.org @ChrisHill75 Obituary: Respected farmer Frank Read was a loyal Stalham Farmers’ Club stalwart Yesterday, 10:00 Michael Pollitt One of the longest-serving secretaries to the country’s oldest farmers’ club, Frank Read, has died aged 84. Tractor club’s Easter road run will raise cash for special charity Yesterday, 09:50 Chris Hill An annual tractor run will hit the road during the Easter weekend to raise money for a charity close to the heart of one of its organisers. Grazing marsh prices on the rise at Haddiscoe Island, say auctioneers Yesterday, 14:39 Chris Hill The value of grazing land in the Broads has risen “considerably” in the last year, according to auctioneers after their annual marsh lettings. Updated: Government is failing East Anglia’s rural communities, says Lords report Thu, 11:47 Chris Hill Norfolk’s rural communities are being failed by a government which has cut budgets for the departments and agencies looking after the countryside, peers have warned. Opinion: Waddington Brown: Why businesses must understand millennials Wed, 08:41 Emma Gunton of HR and talent specialists Waddington Brown explains why businesses need to have a good understanding of the millennial employee, which by 2020 will make up 50% of the UK workforce. Video: Farmers fear tariff-free imports could damage East Anglia’s sugar industry after Brexit Tue, 18:29 Chris Hill East Anglia’s army of sugar beet growers have warned of potentially “fatal” damage to their industry if the government abolishes import tariffs after Brexit. Easton and Otley College appoints Jane Townsend as permanent principal Tue, 10:51 Chris Hill East Anglia’s main land-based college has elevated its interim principal into the role permanently so she can continue to drive improvements and restore its Ofsted rating. Video: Watch: Ever wondered how shiitake mushrooms are grown in Norfolk? Saturday, March 17, 2018 Chris Hill Norfolk’s only commercial producers of shiitake mushrooms have been rewarded for their environmental efforts – winning an accolade which has shone a light on this fascinating enterprise. How subsidy rule changes will affect East Anglian arable farmers Friday, March 16, 2018 Chris Hill As the application window opens for this year’s Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), farmers have been advised to be aware of rule changes which will affect arable enterprises in East Anglia. Rare beetles thriving in new ‘green headlands’ at East Anglian farm Thursday, March 15, 2018 Chris Hill A farm has won recognition for its environmental work after newly-created habitats were found to be supporting important wildlife species – including a rare beetle. Police commissioner presents farming trophies to club champions Thursday, March 15, 2018 Michael Pollitt Widespread domestic abuse is a huge issue for policing in Norfolk, the county’s crime commissioner told farmers at a club event. Fenland farmer wins national award after achieving the ‘holy grail of wheat growing’ Thursday, March 15, 2018 Chris Hill A Fenland arable farmer has won a national award recognising excellence in the pursuit of consistent, high-quality wheat yields. Norfolk dairy farms win national British Friesian titles at UK Dairy Expo Thursday, March 15, 2018 Chris Hill Norfolk dairy farms fought off competition from across the country to claim national British Friesian titles at the Borderway UK Dairy Expo 2018 in Carlisle. How will the ‘agronomist of the future’ help Norfolk farms? Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Chris Hill Tighter environmental regulations, weather extremes and evolving disease threats are among the arable challenges which will demand a new approach to crop agronomy in East Anglia. Young Farmers’ clay shoot raises £2,108 for lifesaving Norfolk charity Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Chris Hill More than 110 people took part in a charity clay shoot which helped North Walsham Young Farmers’ Club raise £2,108 for a life-saving Norfolk charity. Video: Norfolk pupils get hands-on knowledge about the Science of Farming Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Chris Hill A “hands-on” experience with animals, crops and technology brought more than 160 schoolchildren to the Norfolk Showground to learn about the Science of Farming. Young Farmers profile: Tiffany Payne, 21, on the challenges of being a self-employed farmer Tuesday, March 13, 2018 As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 21-year-old TIFFANY PAYNE talks about the varied challenges of working self-employed. NFU urges farmers to join crucial post-Brexit policy discussions Monday, March 12, 2018 Chris Hill Farmers have been urged to help shape the future of their industry at meetings across East Anglia which will guide the sector’s response to a major government policy consultation. Farmers’ evening in Halesworth will explain tax and financial issues Monday, March 12, 2018 Chris Hill An overview of the financial, tax and property issues facing farmers will be discussed by industry experts at an event in Halesworth next week. Bird diseases could be spread through garden feeders, warns BTO study Monday, March 12, 2018 Chris Hill Feeding the birds can help see them through the winter – but it can also put wildlife at risk of diseases at garden feeders, a study warns. Opinion: Severe weather proved the fragility of food chains – and the value of farmers Saturday, March 10, 2018 The recent severe weather brought a timely reminder of both the vital importance of food security and the “public goods” provided by farmers, says KIT PAPWORTH of north Norfolk farming contractors LF Papworth Ltd.