Norfolk farming news

The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards 2014. All the awards winners with overall winner, Jody Baxter, 18, front. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Photo Gallery: Incredible young people from Norfolk and Suffolk are honoured with special awards

Incredible young people whose achievements are an inspiration to us all have been honoured at a special awards ceremony hosted by an Olympic champion.

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Butcher Icarus Hines and Farmer Robert Simonds (right) have teamed together to make an award winning sausage. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Picture Gallery: Food champions Scotts Field Pork and Icarus Hines team up to make award-winning Norfolk sausage

Two champion food producers have teamed up to produce an award-winning sausage whose local flavour is a legacy of the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival.

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JA Collison and Sons have won funding to improve the cut flower business

£300,000 funding boost for businesses from Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative

Ambitious Norfolk and Suffolk growers are among the beneficiaries of £331,375 in grant funding which has been invested into agri-tech innovations across the East Anglia.

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Paul Brown explaining the benefits of cover crops to visitors to Frontier’'s Gressenhall Demonstration Site

Cover crops could help reduce the risks of nitrate pollution

The valuable ability of cover crops to maximise nutrients, reduce nitrate pollution and improve soil health was explained to farmers visiting a test field near Dereham.

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Tim and Geli Harris who own Catfield Fen - one of the top wildlife sites in country - battling to stop over-water abstraction that is drying out fen.

Picture: James Bass

Catfield Fen water battle reaches landmark stage

To landowner Tim Harris and his wife Geli it has been a frustrating battle with officialdom to save what the Environment Agency (EA) describes as “the finest unpolluted valley fen in western Europe”.

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