Licensed badger culling will be allowed in East Anglia for the first time if disease “hotspots” for bovine tuberculosis (TB) are identified in the region, says the government.

Stricter controls on spreading fertiliser and better livestock housing are among the proposed measures to clamp down on farm pollution outlined in the government’s plans to improve air quality.

Key farming concerns were under the spotlight when Norfolk farmers and MPs met Defra minister George Eustice at Westminster.

The National Trust has bought a £130,000 plot of land on the north Norfolk coast, which will be managed as a habitat for rare and protected wildlife including avocets.

Young farming professionals from Norfolk travelled across the country to gain inspiration from innovative food businesses in the South West of England.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, HARRIET JOHNSON talks about her career journey from the family farm to training for management at malt producer Muntons.

Teaching children about food can bring long-term benefits to the farming industry which produces it – but one Norfolk school seeks to prove it can have a much wider impact on education too. CHRIS HILL reports.

An intelligent, autonomous weeding robot brought a glimpse of the future to a Breckland farm which hosted the machine’s first trial on UK soil.

The latest hybrid asparagus varieties have proved their worth after a challenging harvest season, according to Norfolk experts in plant genetics.

The agency which delivers support payments to British farmers is “failing on multiple levels” to pay on time and give vital financial stability to rural businesses, according to MPs.

A “marauding gang” of plants including brambles and nettles are increasingly taking over road verges and squeezing out wildflowers important for bees, warned conservationists.

Two Norwich scientists have won international honours for their work in the field of plant biology and its implications for both human health and agricultural crop protection.

A scheme set up to streamline the harvest and haulage of East Anglia’s sugar beet crop has been criticised over the transparency of its tendering process – which smaller contractors fear could affect their ability to either join or compete with it.

Food prices are set to rise – and it’s not just Brexit trade deals that are making this likely, says KIT PAPWORTH of north Norfolk farming contractors LF Papworth Ltd.

After years of traditional ploughing, a farm near the Norfolk-Suffolk border is trying a radical new “low disturbance” approach to cultivation in a bid to beat a persistent black-grass problem. CHRIS HILL reports.

A Norfolk goat farmer and cheese-maker is celebrating a national accolade after winning the vegetarian category at the Artisan Cheese Awards in Melton Mowbray.

Norfolk’s farms and countryside businesses need urgent clarity on the future of rural funding streams and a “level playing field” for food producers after Brexit.

Shoppers face significant hikes in food bills if the government fails to secure a free trade deal with the EU after Brexit, peers have warned.

After a decade of planning, negotiations are under way with the first potential occupants of a new business park at Easton which aims to create 2,000 jobs and add millions to Norfolk’s food economy.

British farmers should remain the “number one supplier of choice” to UK consumers after Brexit, industry leaders have urged.

Ministers want to make public funding dependant on delivering “public goods” – something which many East Anglian farmers are already proudly achieving by going above and beyond their agri-environment agreements. Chris Hill reports.

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