Chris Hill

A fundraising tractor run which took 50 farm vehicles on a tour of east Norfolk towns and villages has hauled in £1,582 for two regional charities.

Farmers must take greater responsibility for tackling the spread of tuberculosis between cattle – which is a bigger part of the disease problem than infected badgers, experts warned.

A Norfolk insurer says farmers “still have a huge way to go” to correct their industry’s woeful safety record, after eight people were killed in agricultural accidents in the East of England during the last five years.

While some farmers might complain about the price paid for their crops, one Norfolk grower is very happy indeed – after selling a single sugar beet for a staggering £600.

UK farmers will remain at a competitive disadvantage against countries like the US and Germany unless there is a “sea change” in government policy to make publicly-funded data available for free.

A Norfolk farmer said it was a “great honour” to win a coveted conservation prize – and suggested this competitive edge could also help secure vital grants to continue his work for wildlife after Brexit.

The world’s first robotic seed drill prototype for cereal crops was unveiled at the 2018 Agri-Tech Week conference – just 12 months after its makers pitched their concept at last year’s event.

From fleets of agribots to smart tractors and survey drones, the pace of agricultural innovation is quickening – but farmers should be wary of becoming overwhelmed with information in this data-driven world.

While political battles rage over Brexit, Britain’s politicians must make food the same strategic priority as our wartime leaders did when threatened with scarcity and starvation.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 21-year-old AMY LUKINS explains how her equestrian passions led her to take the reins of her own saddlery and country clothing firm.

The potential of genomics and synthetic biology to unlock better crops for East Anglian farmers was discussed by Norwich scientists at an event aiming to bridge the gap between agriculture and academia.

A collection of vintage tractors – put up for sale after one ran over and almost killed its 90-year-old owner – has hauled in more than £100,000 at auction.

A Westminster committee has warned over a gap in environmental protections after Britain leaves the EU.

Our reader wants to know how inheritance tax exemptions can be applied to a will, when two of his children are step-children. Carl Lamb of Almary Green responds.

You can get paid to switch your bank account to a new provider for no hassle – so what’s stopping you?

Primary pupils are eating school dinners made with vegetables from the surrounding fields as an educational partnership with a neighbouring farm continues to grow.

The figurehead of the Royal Norfolk Show is moving on to new pastures after organising the county’s summer showcase for the last three years.

East Anglia’s sugar industry is facing up to its future challenges including volatile weather and markets, global competition and crop disease threats, says East Anglian grower SIMON SMITH, vice-chairman of the NFU Sugar Board.

An informal tree-planting dedication was held at the Norfolk Showground in memory of a former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA).

Financial advisers said increased investment allowances announced in this week’s Budget were good news for East Anglian farmers – but warned there were also pitfalls within the chancellor’s statement.

The Monitor Farm project is looking for a farm business in Norfolk or Suffolk to join its knowledge-sharing network.

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