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Senior Norfolk representatives travelled to Canada to accept the “huge honour” of bringing the Commonwealth Agriculture Conference to Norwich.

A King’s Lynn farmer has described the “surreal” moment he stood in the shadow of London’s St Paul’s Cathedral with a combine harvester, being watched by 600,000 people.

Following Easton and Otley College’s second successive “inadequate” Ofsted rating, farming industry leaders gave their support to the turnaround plan, and underlined the importance of improving land-based learning in East Anglia.

Easton and Otley College was left reeling from its second successive “inadequate” rating from Ofsted inspectors – but after months of upheaval, its leaders are determined their turnaround plan will now take effect. CHRIS HILL reports.

In the latest in our series of profiles on the region’s Young Farmers’ Club members, 23-year-old TOM COLLISON explains how his international consultancy travels have broadened his farming perspective.

East Anglia’s farming leaders warned of a “catastrophic” no-deal scenario if the prime minister’s draft withdrawal agreement is not adopted by Parliament.

A special celebration was held in Norwich to mark significant milestones for two charities working within Norfolk’s farming and countryside communities.

North Norfolk could be a trail-blazer for new wildlife-friendly farming strategies, the opening winter meeting of Stalham Farmers’ Club was told.

A west Norfolk farmer has claimed his club’s annual trophy for the heaviest sugar beet – defying expectations by harvesting a huge 12.59kg specimen despite a difficult growing season.

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.

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