Wildlife conservation charities have launched a £30m public appeal aiming to spark nature recovery across 30pc of the country’s land and sea by 2030.

The coming months should bring much-needed clarity over how environmental work is to be funded on farms in the future, says Charlotte Webster, senior rural surveyor at Arnolds Keys - Irelands Agricultural.

Pollution levels in some of Norfolk’s most treasured rivers and broads have been revealed in a stark new report – prompting urgent calls for water companies and farmers to stop the leakage of sewage and chemicals.

A huge tomato greenhouse is nearing completion outside Norwich – part of a £120m project using more glass than The Shard skyscraper in London.

Farming leaders in East Anglia have welcomed a vote by the House of Lords aiming to increase parliamentary scrutiny of how post-Brexit trade deals will affect UK food producers.

The charity behind the Royal Norfolk Show faces a “long and hard road to recovery” after the economic damage of the coronavirus lockdown, its members were told.

An experienced project leader has been appointed to drive forward ambitions for a £12.5m new hospice to improve end-of-life care in Norfolk.

A familiar face is returning to lead the organisation behind the Royal Norfolk Show – and he said he will be looking to find new revenue streams during challenging times for the farming charity.

Norfolk’s turkey farmers expect fewer large birds to be sold this Christmas as traditional family feasts are curtailed by the continuing coronavirus restrictions.

East Anglia’s oilseed rape growers are being warned of a significant leap in pest activity which could damage emerging crops.

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.

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