A new generation of reed cutters is being trained with the traditional skills which have shaped the delicate ecosystems of the Broads for centuries – and there is a growing demand for their product. CHRIS HILL reports.
As part of our regular series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) members, 18-year-old MATTHEW BASEY-FISHER says the variety of the farming life drew him into a career in agriculture.
A grain trader which operates across East Anglia is set to come under the exclusive ownership of a major US trading and shipping corporation in a move which illustrates the continuing consolidation in the sector.
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.