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A talent for crops and a strong work ethic has helped an ambitious agriculture student win a bursary aimed at helping launch farming careers from outside the industry.

Government payments to help farmers reduce ammonia pollution have been greeted as “encouraging” by agricultural leaders in East Anglia.

An extra 1,000 tonnes of peas need to be grown in East Anglia to meet rising consumer demand – sparking a search for more farmers to grow them.

A no-deal Brexit would be “potentially disastrous” for East Anglia’s pig farms at a time when the sector’s overall financial viability is already under pressure, an expert has warned.

A Norfolk couple who run Europe’s only dedicated alpaca mill have completed a zero-mile supply chain – by opening a new shop to sell yarns and knitted goods from their own herd’s fleeces.

British Sugar has apologised to growers and hauliers after a breakdown at the company’s historic Norfolk factory has disrupted beet deliveries at the height of the 2018/19 campaign.

A charity tractor run has raised enough money to fund a mental health first aid course to help people involved in Norfolk’s farming and rural industries.

A three-year research project at an East Anglian farm has shown growers a myriad of small improvements which could spark a “quantum leap” in potato production – and taught some broader lessons about communication and knowledge-sharing.

Farming unions, rural business groups and agricultural tenants have united to sign letters to MPs to warn of the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Norwich scientists have asked the public to help them build a research colony of harlequin ladybirds – the invasive beetles which swarmed across the region last year.

An East Anglian grain co-operative will concentrate on its core storage activities after agreeing to contract its grain trading and marketing services to the UK’s largest agronomy and grain marketing business.

A farm machinery firm has revealed its plans for a multi-million pound new rural headquarters – but it faces angry opposition from villagers over the “industrialisation” of the Norfolk countryside.

An award-winning champion Norfolk farmers’ leader and a respected horse breeder around the world, Tom Crane, has died at his Oxnead home aged 88.

A west Norfolk farmer has won his club’s prize for the best winter wheat crop for the sixth year in a row.

An expanding north Norfolk crop storage firm is starting 2019 in a purpose-developed new base which its directors hope will enable the company to continue its growth.

A “memorable day” of country sports helped North Elmham Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) raise more than £500 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Preparing the typical East Anglian farm for Brexit will be the discussion topic at this year’s winter meetings at Easton and Otley College.

A group of 21 growers in the Wensum Valley aims to prove that truly farmer-led collaborations could hold the key to managing conservation on a landscape scale – and justifying public funding with measurable results. CHRIS HILL reports.

Farmers who invite people onto their land are having a lasting positive impact on public perception about their industry, according to the organisers of Open Farm Sunday.

The new year has brought a renewed drive to improve agriculture’s woeful health and safety record – with farmers being warned to expect serious penalties for failing to manage workplace risks.

Farms and rural estates in East Anglia may need to seize the initiative to tackle the challenge of poor mainstream broadband connections by investing in their own private high-speed networks, according to land and property agents.

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