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Wheat from last summer’s East Anglian harvest continues to flow to mainland Europe as end-users seek alternatives to poor-quality French supplies, according to one of the region’s grain traders.

Farmers are being urged to tap into the business opportunities flowing from a shake-up of the water market.

Farming leaders welcomed “encouraging” assurances from Defra ministers as the agricultural industry seeks to make its voice heard ahead of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

A spectacular new venue will bring an annual rural showcase closer to the heart of East Anglia as it demonstrates the best of countryside sports, pastimes and entertainment.

Farming leaders have voiced concern and disappointment that the environment secretary is yet to visit one of the most productive agricultural areas in the country – eight months after her appointment.

A major opportunity to expand the horticultural and plant-growing sector beckons in a post-Brexit world, said a leading Norfolk farmer and landowner.

East Anglian dairy farmers said they were “over the moon” after taking top prizes at the National British Friesian Show.

A showcase Norfolk farm is focusing on a single field to explore ways to extract every possible ounce of yield from its crops.

Farming businesses say they are struggling to recruit vital European seasonal workers for this summer’s harvest, as a result of the Brexit vote.

Countryside campaigners have set out “red lines” which must not be crossed in order to secure the best possible post-EU trade deal for UK farming.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members, BOB EVANS says a diverse range of farming experiences has given him a sense of professional independence.

The scientific debate over the safety of one of the world’s most widely-used weed-killers has taken another turn after a European agency concluded it should not be classed as a carcinogen.

A new coalition has been formed to offer a united voice on agricultural trade, supply and technology industries as negotiations begin for Britain’s exit from the EU.

Agriculture and conservation have gone hand-in-hand in East Anglia to help one of the region’s rarest and most iconic bird species. JOHN GRANT reports on one of the UK’s greatest wildlife success stories.

Air pollution is not just harming human health, it is having a “devastating impact” on UK wildflowers and landscapes, conservation experts have warned.

Farmers’ leaders have called for a “broader government strategy” for tackling fly-tipping in the countryside.

There could be fewer bright yellow fields across East Anglia this summer as many of the region’s farmers have rejected oilseed rape (OSR) in favour of other crops, a survey suggests.

A cyber crime expert will join Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner at a meeting in Halesworth to discuss how farmers can protect themselves from online attacks.

Teachers across East Anglia are being encouraged to take advantage of training offered to promote the benefits of incorporating food and farming topics into their lessons.

Concerns have been raised about the number of Norfolk farm businesses still waiting for support payments under the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).

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