Norfolk farming news

Margaret Robinson of East Tuddenham in her 1930s Italian Lardini tractor. Photo: Karen Bethell

Photo gallery: Farming brought to life at Michaelmas Trosh in Skeyton

Farming life of yesteryear was brought back into focus today, at the annual Michaelmas Trosh, held at Breck’s Farm, Skeyton.

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Bob Flowerdew at the Norwich FarmShare open day event.

Picture: James Bass

Famous gardener praises Norwich community farm at open day event

Norfolk’s largest community farm scheme received a boost with the visit of one of the country’s most respected organic farmers.

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Steven Pinder inspects his winter seed mix. His farm in the fens near Wisbech will be affected by reduced payments but he we will be working with the RSPB team to get the best out of his ELS and his Ecological Focus Areas, for his business and for his wildlife.

Fears CAP changes will hit farmers and wildlife

Fears have been raised that farmers and wildlife could both lose out as a result of the new CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) regime that comes into force next year.

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FARMA (Farmers' Retail and Markets Assocation) will take farmers on a tour of East Anglian farm shops as part of its February conference. Pictured are Sally Jackson (FARMA), Carole Hazelwood (Elveden Estate) and Michael Mack (FARMA).

FARMA conference aims to inspire farm growers to become retailers

Efforts are under way to encourage more of the region’s growers to become retailers by opening a farm shop on their land.

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Dairy cows. Picture: Matthew Usher.

AgInflation Index shows a fall in farming costs

Farming costs including fertiliser, animal feed and fuel have fallen in the last year, according to the latest agricultural inflation measure published by a Norfolk-based buying group.

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