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Financial experts and university academics will join forces to advise farmers how to navigate the biggest challenges facing their industry.

Vintage farm vehicles and heavy horses will be on show at a charity ploughing match and tractor working day being held this weekend.

Norfolk’s farming leader has backed a report by MPs calling for a new government fund to help British agriculture adapt to any potentially-damaging financial impacts of a “no deal” Brexit.

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

One of the first intake of students at Norfolk’s agricultural college in 1951 is hoping to bring his former classmates together for a reunion so they can swap stories about their teenage school days.

A Norfolk sheep farmer has made an impassioned personal plea for dog owners not to ignore signs and warnings about keeping their pets on leads.

The government has announced a review of its 25-year strategy to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which includes culling badgers to curb the disease.

The new boss of East Anglia-based turkey giant Bernard Matthews said he plans to make the brand “great again”.

Former TV weatherman Jim Bacon gave Norfolk farmers an insight into modern meteorology – and explained how the right information can help them manage risk to their businesses.

A massive decline of insect pollinators over the past seven decades could be reversed by active and practical management, a leading researcher told Norfolk farmers.

A ban on exporting animals for slaughter, an end to the badger cull and expanding affordable vet care for pet owners on low incomes have been proposed by the Labour party.

Trainee firefighters learned how to deal with animal emergencies by getting to grips with the cattle, horses, pigs and sheep at a Norfolk agricultural college.

Farmland prices in the East of England reportedly dipped in the second half of last year, even though nationally they rose slightly, figures reveal.

Norwich scientists believe they are a step closer to the “achievable dream” of breeding oilseed rape plants which are less prone to seed loss and more resilient in a warming climate.

The Irish Republic, France, the US, Netherlands and Germany were the top five export markets for UK food and drink last year, according to government figures.

The cost of dog attacks on farm livestock has risen to record levels, according to rural insurers – prompting the launch of a campaign urging owners to keep their pets on a lead in the countryside.

The UK’s food and farming industry is calling on the government to maintain “free and frictionless trade” with the EU after Brexit.

Britain’s horticulture farms suffered a 12.5% shortfall in seasonal workers in 2017 as numbers coming from continental Europe fell, it has been revealed.

Making the right investment decision on an £80,000 farm machine usually requires experience and market savvy. But one East Anglian farm manager has delegated this weighty responsibility to neighbouring school-children – in a bid to teach them life lessons about business and branding.

Organisers and delegates at a regional conference to share scientific research and discoveries with businesses have lauded the event as a success.

The debate sparked by food campaigns such as Veganuary and Februdairy proves the growing influence of social media on public opinion, says Norfolk farm contractor KIT PAPWORTH.

The first UK case of a devastating crop disease in 60 years has sparked calls for scientists, farmers and conservation groups to work together to prevent its re-emergence.

The importance of staff training and nurturing “farming’s least recognised asset” brought 50 people to an industry debate at Easton and Otley College.

A free-range egg producer, a pig farmer and a potato grower are set to battle it out for a coveted regional food producer title after being crowned county champions.

Norfolk farmers must pay closer attention to their bottom line and consider alternative income streams in order to adapt to an evolving financial landscape, said rural business experts.

A major collection of farm machinery fetched a total of £1.5m from an “astonishing” turnout of bidders as a well-known Norfolk contractor put his entire vehicle fleet under the hammer.

East Anglia’s land agents see farming evolving further into a highly professionalised industry with a high degree of technical expertise. Sarah Chambers reports on their predictions for farming in 
the mid-2020s and beyond

Risk management was brought into focus at Sentry’s annual farming conference at Newmarket, on Wednesday (February 7). Sarah Chambers reports

Government departments are set to carry out simulation exercises to test contingency plans for dealing with any future outbreak of foot-and-mouse disease.

A new £60m government grants scheme has been launched to help farmers buy equipment to improve their productivity.

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