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A raft of road and wind energy infrastructure projects is a major source of concern for Norfolk farmers and landowners says Tom Corfield, agricultural partner at Arnolds Keys - Irelands Agricultural.

Should our agricultural co-operatives be more co-operative? Norfolk farm contractor Kit Papworth, a former chairman of Anglia Farmers and a former member of Fram Farmers, says the time is right for the region's main purchasing groups to consider working more closely together.

The "amazing" ability of healthy soil to capture and store water should be nurtured for both its economic and environmental benefits, Norfolk farmers were told.

One of Norfolk's new MPs has made the critical farming issue of water availability one of his first parliamentary priorities.

People should cut the amount of beef, dairy and lamb they eat by a fifth to help cut the countryside's carbon emissions, said government climate advisers.

Huge swathes of the Broads, the Fens and even parts of Great Yarmouth and Norwich could be under water in 30 years unless drastic action is taken to halt global warming.

The Aylsham Show has presented 19 charities and good causes with a share of £12,500 raised by last summer's event - and revealed plans to improve this year's rural showcase.

Farmers should consider whether cutting their hedgerows annually is always the best way to manage this valuable environmental asset which harbours a huge range of wildlife, said farm advisers.

The clock is ticking for applications to a £35m grant pot which could help growing East Anglian farms and food businesses bridge a looming potential financial gap, said rural agents.

A north Norfolk farm business is ending its long tradition of growing potatoes - with the loss of 10 jobs - after being forced to refocus on the more profitable aspects of its operation.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region's Young Farmers' Club (YFC) members, 19-year-old Emily Jeffries talks about her extensive training journey towards her ambition of becoming a specialist veterinary nurse.

Parasitic wasp larvae are among the natural predators which could help farmers kill a marauding crop pest in the absence of banned pesticides, said a leading scientist.

An upturn in fortunes has been predicted for the East of England's farmland market as a result of greater political certainty.

A festive farming spectacle which saw a cavalcade of 190 tractors rumbling through the Norfolk countryside has raised almost £5,000 for charity.

A Norwich plant scientist has won an international honour for her ground-breaking contributions to world agriculture.

New safeguards for food security and soil health have been added to an updated Agriculture Bill which ministers claim will "transform" farming and the environment after Brexit.

As part of our regular series of profiles on the region's Young Farmers' Club (YFC) members, Norfolk county chairman WILL DE FEYTER explains how pigs have become a valuable and award-winning addition to his evolving farm business.

Cattle farmers should build better relationships with their customers in order to stave off a barrage of negativity in the media - according to a Norfolk beef producer with a parallel career as a textile designer and countryside blogger.

Farmers and land managers can help set the market value of carbon capture in a "reverse auction" of government incentives to encourage the planting of more trees.

Environment secretary Theresa Villiers has sought to reassure farmers that high food standards will be protected as the nation seeks international trade deals after Brexit.

Under-pressure farmers need fair rewards for the risks they take to grow beet for the region's sugar factories, says Norfolk's new representative of this staple farming sector.

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