Norfolk farming news

A bird ID event was held at Field Farm in Hockwold - Looking out for bird species. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Our farmland birds are counting on you counting

Farmers and landowners preparing for the second Big Farmland Bird Count next month have been practising their observation skills at a series of bird identification days. Stephen Pullinger joined a group of enthusiasts traipsing across windswept fields in the Brecks.

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Supermarket shoppers in the milk aisle.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

How can consumers help ease the dairy crisis?

Every day there seems to be more stories of doom and gloom for dairy farmers – but could consumer power and the humble block of British cheese be the route to salvation for the industry?

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Norfolk Wildlife Trust and land drainage firm William Morfoot have completed a project which has added 100 acres of wetland, including 50 acres of reedbed between the River Thurne and Candle Dyke near Potter Heigham. Pictured: Justin Morfoot, John Blackburn and James Frary.

£500k project creates new Broads wetland for bitterns and marsh harriers

Conservationists and contractors are celebrating the transformation of a former Broads grazing marsh into a new wetland habitat for breeding birds including rare bitterns and marsh harriers.

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A farmer ploughing his field at Bayfield.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Soil, water and metaldehyde debated at farm business forum

Soil cultivation techniques, water management and pesticide pollution were among the topics under debate at an annual farm business seminar in Swaffham.

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A hare in a pea field. Photo: Steve Adams

Police receive rising reports of hare coursing in Norfolk

Farmers and rural landowners have been urged to help police combat a suspected rise in hare coursing in Norfolk.

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