Chris Hill Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Agricultural editor email@example.com @ChrisHill75 Farming industry celebrates a decade of communication inspiration Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill A training course to sharpen the communication skills of East Anglian farming professionals has celebrated its 10th anniversary – and the “meaningful legacy” of the man it was named after. Norfolk’s young farmers of the future learn tractor and cattle skills Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill The farmers of the future were given valuable insights into tractor-driving and cattle-handling skills as part of an industry training programme. Why are big brands like Coca-Cola investing in Norfolk farm projects? Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill A project promoting “water sensitive farming” in Norfolk has secured an extra £500,000 to continue its work – helped by cash from global food and drink brands. Excitement as Norwich Cathedral peregrine falcon lays her first egg of the year Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill A peregrine falcon nesting on the spire of Norwich Cathedral has laid her first egg of the season this morning – sparking excitement among wildlife watchers below. February was our sunniest on record, say Norfolk forecasters Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill Last month was the sunniest February on record for our region, with almost no rain after the first ten days, according to Norfolk weather analysts. Wildlife groups want to build a ‘motorway for bees’ in south Norfolk Friday, March 15, 2019 Chris Hill A “motorway for bees” is being planned along a South Norfolk river valley in a bid to reconnect vital habitats for threatened pollinators. Agri-tech firms in East Anglia set to launch trade mission to Canada Thursday, March 14, 2019 Chris Hill East Anglia’s agri-tech innovators have a chance to showcase their products in Canada as part of a new trans-Atlantic trade partnership. Video ‘Scandalous’ – Council under fire over plans to build near Norfolk war site Thursday, March 14, 2019 Chris Hill It was built to defend Norfolk from the Nazis – but now this rare gun battery is under attack from the county council’s development plans, according to heritage campaigners. Norfolk farmers ‘appalled’ at timing of no-deal Brexit tariff announcement Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Chris Hill Norfolk farming leaders are “appalled” that the government has only published its import tariff schedule for a no-deal Brexit scenario just 16 days before it could potentially come into effect. How could ‘B-Lines’ help Norfolk’s bees? Monday, March 11, 2019 Chris Hill The plight of bees and other pollinators – and how people can help protect them – will be discussed in Norfolk this week by a major insect conversation charity. Video Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s ‘hugely special’ new nature reserve is a botanists’ paradise Friday, March 8, 2019 Chris Hill A mini-wilderness full of botanical rarities has become Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s newest nature reserve, after a parish council gifted the land to ensure its long-term protection. Inspirational East Anglian farmers have been honoured with national awards Friday, March 8, 2019 Chris Hill Some of the most influential figures in East Anglian agriculture have been recognised with industry accolades at a ceremony in the House of Lords. Video Could Norfolk’s asparagus harvest be under threat from post-Brexit labour shortages? Friday, March 8, 2019 Chris Hill A new pilot seasonal workers scheme has been welcomed by farmers – but concerns remain that businesses are in jeopardy if the critical supply of European labour fails after Brexit. Big data harvesting tool could unlock smarter farming Friday, March 8, 2019 Chris Hill A “big data” harvesting tool has been developed at the Norwich Research Park which can unlock insights from the vast cloud of information being gathered from smart farming technology. Norfolk Young Farmers celebrate sporting and competition victories Friday, March 8, 2019 Chris Hill Norfolk Young Farmers enjoyed successes against their club rivals in a day of sports and competitions at Easton and Otley College. The world’s top potato scientists are heading to Norwich Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Chris Hill Top potato researchers from around the world will gather in Norwich next week to discuss the challenges in a “big year for the potato industry”. Three key lessons from three years of the Dereham Monitor Farm project Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Chris Hill The value of benchmarking, cover crops and reduced cultivation were among the key lessons learned during a three-year knowledge-sharing project at a Norfolk farm. East Anglia’s rural leaders welcome new farming minister Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Chris Hill The appointment of a farmer as the new agriculture minister has been welcomed by rural business leaders in East Anglia. ‘It is news to me’ – Norfolk MP George Freeman quashes rumours over farm minister vacancy Monday, March 4, 2019 Chris Hill Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has scotched speculation linking him with the vacant farming minister’s job. 10 things you never knew about Norfolk’s wild snakes and lizards Monday, March 4, 2019 Chris Hill A spring wildlife survey has been launched to reveal the secret lives of Norfolk’s native reptiles – but how well do you know our adders, grass snakes and common lizards? Video WATCH: Could bison soon be roaming wild again in East Anglia? Friday, March 1, 2019 Chris Hill Wild bison could soon be reintroduced to East Anglia under an ambitious “re-wilding” project which aims to recreate natural ecosystems at Fritton Lake, within the Somerleyton Estate.