Norfolk farming news

Turtle Dove. Picture: Ian Burt

RSPB demands action after Defra report highlights decline of farmland birds

A continued, drastic decline in farmland bird numbers has prompted the RSPB to demand that future government subsidies are targeted towards effective wildlife-friendly agricultural schemes.

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Defra minister Elizabeth Truss visited Norfolk NF chairman Ken Proctor's dairy farm at Shipdham, near Dereham, in August. Picture: Matthew Usher.

MPs demand action from Defra secretary Elizabeth Truss to combat milk price crisis

A committee of MPs has demanded Defra secretary Elizabeth Truss undertakes an urgent review of the UK dairy industry to help farmers cope with plummeting milk prices.

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David Curtis, known as Sparrow, at White House Farm. He retired last week after 50 years working on the land. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

White House Farm grateful to Roys of Wroxham for help selling huge surplus of PYO pears

A Norfolk fruit grower has finally found an outlet for some of this year’s vast surplus of pears – and is now looking ahead to plans to secure the firm’s future viability.

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The launch of the Norfolk Black Chicken: TNP director Mark Gorton (left) and chef Galton Blackiston.

Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston gives a tasty endorsement of new Norfolk Black chicken breed

A celebrity chef gave a mouth-watering endorsement for a new poultry product as it was officially launched for the food service market.

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Maris Otter barley

Maltsters and growers celebrate a ‘phenomenal’ barley harvest

A record-breaking barley harvest brought a high-quality crop of entries for this year’s annual grain competition at Holt Farmers’ Club.

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