Chris Hill

A rare and famous vintage farm machine described as the "most important tractor ever to come to auction in the UK" has been sold for £310,000 at an East Anglian sale.

The first major assessment of a "Payment by Results" pilot scheme in Suffolk and Norfolk has shown that farmers are more motivated to develop nature-friendly practices and are delivering "exceptional results" for wildlife.

A respected farm manager whose career spanned thousands of East Anglian acres has raised almost £6,000 for Parkinson's UK by publishing his memoirs.

Business growth is the best way to retain influence and rise to economic challenges in a rapidly-consolidating food supply chain, farmers were told.

Farmers and rural business leaders have welcomed the prime minister's Brexit breakthrough - and urged MPs to "think very carefully before voting this deal down".

A rejuvenated East Anglian fishing industry could restore hundreds of jobs and boost our economy by £32m - but only if government policies can maximise the "once-in-a-generation chance" offered by Brexit.

Following its resurrection in the Queen's speech, the agriculture bill should now be fast-tracked after a "wasted year" of "legislative limbo", demanded farming leaders.

2019 could be a vintage year for East Anglian wine, according to a viticulturist whose first commercial crop of grapes is among the best he has seen - despite the weather woes elsewhere in the country. CHRIS HILL reports.

During a period of unprecedented change, farm businesses must evolve to stay ahead of the curve says BEN UNDERWOOD, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA East).

Farmers have gathered a huge harvest of wheat and barley this season - but they feel betrayed by "disastrous" no-deal Brexit trade tariff proposals which could damage their ability to export the surplus.

A long-awaited £6.8m upgrade for a century-old Norfolk sugar factory proves it still has a vital role at the forefront of modern food production, said company bosses.

An all-conquering north Norfolk farmer has been crowned supreme barley champion by his club for an unprecedented third year in a row.

City children were introduced to the joys of the countryside as thousands of people joined a harvest celebration in the grounds of Norwich Cathedral.

Two massive new tomato greenhouses will "send out a message" that Norfolk and Suffolk are ripe for more agri-food investment and job creation, said business leaders.

A dedicated head steward who was a "wonderful ambassador" for the Royal Norfolk Show for more than 40 years has died at the age of 71.

An inspirational Norfolk farmer who selflessly fought to smash the stigmas around mental health during his own battle with terminal cancer has won a national honour from his industry.

Fishing groups are leading an initiative to improve aquatic habitats in the Wensum by bringing together anyone with an interest in the river's future management.

A classic tractor road run around the Fakenham area culminated in a £250 cheque presentation to a lifesaving charity.

The national Pig Farmer of the Year trophy has been brought back to Norfolk for the second time in two years.

A major study showing 15pc of UK wildlife species are at risk of extinction should act as an urgent "wake-up call" to expand conservation efforts across East Anglia.

A vast tomato greenhouse covering an area larger than the O2 Arena will be built outside Norwich as part of a £120m project creating 360 new jobs in Norfolk and Suffolk.

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