Chris Hill

Conservationists and farmers in East Anglia fear possible “downgrades” to the government’s flagship environmental payments scheme could be “catastrophic for nature”.

East Anglia’s sugar beet growers have been urged to respond to a government consultation on import tariffs and email their MP to “safeguard the homegrown sugar industry” from foreign competition.

A new “wild belt” designation is needed to protect land from development if it has the potential to restore nature or link up existing wildlife sites, said Norfolk conservationists.

East Anglia’s farmers have been urged to grasp the chance to “make a huge positive impact on the public” – by going live across social media this weekend on Online Farm Sunday.

Dairy farmers are calling for fairer milk contracts in order to sustain the future of their industry and foster a more even relationship with major buyers and processors.

A spectacular tractor tribute to “true farming gentleman” Greg Anderson took place along the back-roads of east Norfolk – raising more than £6,000 for a mental health charity.

Norfolk beekeepers have reported an outbreak of two highly-contagious honey bee diseases in the Fakenham and Wells area – both capable of wiping out entire colonies.

As a new term begins, Norfolk’s rural skills college is recruiting again – but this time it is looking for horses rather than students.

A “regenerative agriculture” revolution is paying dividends at a Norfolk dairy farm whose transformation has benefited the environment, animal health and produce quality – without compromising profitability.

Farmers are being warned to take extra steps to safeguard expensive GPS systems on tractors and combine harvesters as the Norfolk countryside continues to be targeted by criminal gangs.

For the first time in four years, Stalham Farmers’ Club has won Norfolk’s inter-club malting barley competition against their local rivals from Holt.

Farming leaders are calling for parliament to be given the final say on new trade deals which could have a “crucial” impact on East Anglian agriculture.

A major farm machinery show, expected to draw up to 4,000 people to a west Norfolk field next week, has been cancelled following the tightening of government restrictions on social gatherings.

On the fifth annual Back British Farming Day, north Norfolk cattle farmer JAMES RUNCIMAN explains why he is proud of the industry which feeds our nation – and why he fears it could be undermined by post-Brexit trade deals.

Farming and countryside groups said “archaic” laws must be urgently updated to help police tackle rural crimes such as hare coursing.

Marshland alongside the Cantley sugar factory has been remodelled to create vital feeding grounds for threatened wading birds – the result of a partnership helping landowners to improve the Broads landscape for wildlife.

The farmer-funded statutory levy board has pledged to develop a new strategy and improve communication with levy payers on how their money is spent after a government review.

Subsidy-reliant sheep farmers could make more money by getting rid of their flocks and growing trees instead, according to a university study.

A Norfolk farm machinery firm claims skilled jobs could be lost from the county unless its controversial relocation to a rural greenfield site is approved – despite angry opposition from neighbouring villagers.

A major “biodiversity audit” aims to catalogue the north Norfolk coast’s complex mosaic of wildlife for the first time – and guide decisions on how to protect it amid environmental change.

Growing wheat in an apple orchard can reduce soil erosion and increase carbon capture, according to a Fenland farmer who has created the UK’s largest “agroforestry” operation.

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