Enthusiasm, energy, innovation and technical ability – these are the qualities expected from aspiring farmers hoping to secure one of the four vacant tenancies on the Norfolk County Farms estate.

Potential new tenants for the Norfolk County Farms estate will be encouraged to demonstrate how they propose to use new agricultural technologies to boost their productivity and profitability.

Norwich scientists have thanked EDP readers for helping to establish a new research colony of the harlequin ladybirds which swarmed across the region last year.

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.

One of Norfolk’s longest-running summer events will be missing from this year’s calendar as organisers plan a spring relaunch to reinvigorate its visitor appeal.

A passionate advocate of quality Norfolk food production told Stalham Farmers’ Club that the agricultural industry needs to raise its game in terms of promoting itself.

Farming leaders have voiced concern over a major merger in the grain market which they claim will reduce farmers’ options and “drive down competitive trading”.

Agricultural levy payers have been offered a free benchmarking service which allows them to compare their farm against their peers – and assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of their business.

The East of England accounted for a quarter of all farmland sold in the country during 2018, according to research by rural property agents.

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.

Norfolk farmers should adopt the attitude of the SAS if they want victory on the post-Brexit business battlefield, said the boss of one the nation’s biggest farming companies.

A talent for crops and a strong work ethic has helped an ambitious agriculture student win a bursary aimed at helping launch farming careers from outside the industry.

Government payments to help farmers reduce ammonia pollution have been greeted as “encouraging” by agricultural leaders in East Anglia.

An extra 1,000 tonnes of peas need to be grown in East Anglia to meet rising consumer demand – sparking a search for more farmers to grow them.

A no-deal Brexit would be “potentially disastrous” for East Anglia’s pig farms at a time when the sector’s overall financial viability is already under pressure, an expert has warned.

A Norfolk couple who run Europe’s only dedicated alpaca mill have completed a zero-mile supply chain – by opening a new shop to sell yarns and knitted goods from their own herd’s fleeces.

British Sugar has apologised to growers and hauliers after a breakdown at the company’s historic Norfolk factory has disrupted beet deliveries at the height of the 2018/19 campaign.

A charity tractor run has raised enough money to fund a mental health first aid course to help people involved in Norfolk’s farming and rural industries.

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.

Farming unions, rural business groups and agricultural tenants have united to sign letters to MPs to warn of the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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