Norfolk farming news

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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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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Jeremy Buxton, former TV presenter, who now farms Hereford cattle at Booton, with his prizewinning bull, Eves Hill Leo. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Video: From French fame to British beef: Eurosport TV presenter’s career change to breed pedigree Hereford cattle

From the glamour of a TV career in Paris to breeding pedigree cattle in Norfolk, it is a homecoming career change which has brought fresh impetus to a traditional family farm.

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