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Ripening sweetly in Norfolk’s sweltering summer sun are fields of blackcurrants destined for one of the nation’s most famous fruit drinks.

As East Anglia’s harvest gets into full swing, farmers are reporting below-average yields for barley and oilseed rape – but not as bad as first feared after the summer drought.

Everyday staples such as cheese, butter and yoghurt could become “occasional luxuries” unless the UK secures a favourable Brexit deal, the dairy industry warned.

An 80-strong party from a north Norfolk farmers’ club enjoyed a memorable summer evening at the Strumpshaw Hall Museum and a tour of the surrounding Broadland farming estate and bird reserve.

East Anglian farmers still have time to apply for an exemption from a hedge-cutting ban on land which will be planted with oilseed rape or temporary grass during August.

A new group secretary has been appointed for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) in east Norfolk, who will be a familiar face to many growers in the area.

Pubs and brewers still face challenges after the World Cup summer, says Jason Brown of NW Brown

Volunteers who devote their time to protecting Norfolk’s wildlife and enhancing their natural environment were honoured at an annual awards ceremony.

New figures reveal that 33 people were killed in farm accidents in the last year – underlining the dangers of the industry as it launches its annual safety campaign.

Opinion: Farmers are feeling the heat in the summer of 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

As the nation swelters in soaring summer temperatures, National Farmers’ Union deputy president GUY SMITH looks at how farmers have been coping with the heatwave.

After an absence of 80 years, corncrakes are being returned to the Norfolk countryside – and farmers are playing a crucial role in the breeding project which aims to spark this secretive bird’s resurgence. CHRIS HILL reports.

A “perfect storm” of poor growing conditions has brought fears of a carrot shortage which could push up prices at the shops.

A major farm management software firm has opened a new office in Norfolk, which it says will boost product development and create job opportunities.

Norfolk farmers were urged to consider whether their crops need more sulphur during an open evening which also highlighted the latest insights from wheat variety trials.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 18-year-old ALEX GATHERCOLE talks about her livestock responsibilities on the family farm.

A radical simplification of farm inspections and “unduly precise and inflexible” regulations after Brexit has been proposed to the government by an independent review.

Amid all our excitement about “football coming home”, England’s semi-final opponents are just as confident their team can claim a historic World Cup victory, writes EDP reporter Chris Hill in Croatia.

With the political spotlight falling on how to fund environmental work on farmland, an award-winning Norfolk farmer has shown how nature conservation can co-exist with viable food production. CHRIS HILL reports.

Concerns are growing for East Anglian crop yields from farms hit by a lack of rainfall as harvest time approaches.

The ongoing shortage of food-grade CO2 gas is “turning into a major crisis” for the meat industry, said a Norfolk poultry farmer.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 18-year-old GEORGE LENIHAN tells us about the work that saw him crowned agricultural apprentice of the year at the Royal Norfolk Show.

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