The European Commission has delayed a decision on whether to enforce a blanket ban on controversial pesticides which have been found to be polluting East Anglian rivers.

One of the nation’s biggest salad and vegetable growers has shown how conservation schemes – critical to the winter survival hopes of farm wildlife – can work alongside intensive food production.

A £200,000 investment in specialist equipment has boosted the grain storage and handling facility at Yaregrain, whose directors have launched its next £400,000 expansion phase.

The official risk level posed by bird flu to commercial poultry businesses in East Anglia remains unchanged, despite a new outbreak across the North Sea.

A national collection of yeasts at Norwich Research Park has the potential to create new and high-value natural chemicals from farm wastes, said a leading scientist.

Cereal farmers must improve their ‘attitude to education’ and take more control over how their grain is traded if they want to succeed in a volatile market.

A Norwich-based wheat scientist has been awarded a major industry honour in recognition of the global impact of his work.

Farm businesses must focus on “shock-proofing” their incomes in the New Year to protect against unforeseen risks and political uncertainty, according to the head of a Norfolk-based buying group.

East Anglian farmers have been encouraged to sign up for a bird identification workshop to improve their knowledge ahead of the fifth annual Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC).

A free-range Norfolk poultry producer is nearing the end of a bumper season which has seen a 25pc leap in turkey numbers, and £1m invested to meet retail demand.

A Norfolk cattle herd has become the first in the county to achieve Pasture for Life certification – and its owners hopes it will help them meet the demands of an increasingly inquisitive and demanding food consumer.

A coastal tractor run near Great Yarmouth has raised £1,877.64 for breast cancer reconstruction support charity Keeping Abreast.

Norfolk livestock farmers, handlers and agricultural students carried off some of the top honours at a major regional livestock show.

Farm businesses in East Anglia risk crippling fines and even jail because they are unaware of tougher penalties for health and safety breaches, according to an agricultural risk expert.

An East Anglian farming leader has called on chancellor Philip Hammond to do more to help agricultural businesses invest in infrastructure and new technology.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, WILLIAM PLAYFORD says it is important to keep learning – whether it is from peers, employers or training courses.

With amps cranked up to 11 and the swagger of homecoming heroes, The Darkness delivered a gleeful package of party rock to their adoring faithful at Norwich’s UEA.

As the government simplifies its much-criticised Countryside Stewardship scheme to encourage more farmers to create wildlife-friendly features on their land, CHRIS HILL visited a Norfolk farm which has already made a success of the scheme.

Farmers must continue to demonstrate the importance and safe use of crop sprays if they want to maintain access to chemicals like glyphosate, said industry leaders.

Brisk bidding for Norfolk farm property and machinery proves the agricultural market remains buoyant despite Brexit uncertainties, according to auctioneers.

A Norfolk poultry worker has been shortlisted among the finalists of a national trainee awards scheme.

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