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An initiative aimed at persuading more UK growers to farm in an environmentally sustainable way is set to be given a boost at an event in Suffolk.

A ‘no-deal’ Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers’ leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

East Anglian pig farmers are facing a tough time, with some choosing to exit the industry as incomes plummet.

Norfolk’s farming leader said he is “disappointed” at the resignation of agriculture minister George Eustice, who left citing fears that a delayed Brexit could bring about “the final humiliation of our country”.

Worried East Anglian farmers say they have been left in limbo after the industry sought to nail the government down at a key annual conference on what kind of future the sector faces as Brexit looms.

Norfolk agriculture faces its biggest crisis for decades if there is a no-deal Brexit – so farmers must work with their MPs to push the importance of home-grown food up the political agenda.

A fly-tipped eyesore has been dumped in a Norwich beauty spot – but this was not the work of idle criminals.

A fly-tipper who left dumped rubbish in open countryside has been ordered to pay more than £1,500 in fines and costs.

The government must do more to help out farmers who didn’t receive their farm subsidy payments in December, farmers’ leaders say.

Worried East Anglian farmers’ leaders warned that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would have a ‘serious impact’ on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May’s European Union (EU) exit strategy.

No one can provide an indication of the next step on our journey to a post Brexit future.

An East Anglian farmers’ leader is cautioning against creating a post-Brexit divide between those able to afford food reared and grown to a high standard in the UK and those who can’t.

Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

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.

British Sugar has come under fire from the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) after technical difficulties led it to take down its online sugar beet grower portal, prompting criticism about its investment in the industry.

East Anglian agricultural consultants are holding a timely conference at Newmarket aimed at helping the farming sector face future challenges for the industry.

Farming leaders have welcomed the sale which secures Banham Poultry’s future within East Anglia’s “hugely important” chicken industry – but asked for more clarity over money owed to creditors.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to play a key role in improving productivity in East Anglian farming as the region fosters improved trade links with countries such as China, delegates at a House of Lords event heard.

British Sugar has reached agreement with the National Farmers’ Union over the 2019 sugar beet contract following protracted talks.

A food assurance scheme is beefing up its farm inspection regime as it launches a TV advertising campaign to help raise its profile.

East Anglian farmers “will be gainers” from a new era for subsidy payments, the government pledged as it prepared to unveil its much-anticipated Agriculture Bill.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in South Norfolk.

East Anglian farmers have given a lukewarm reception to a government pilot scheme to allow more non-EU workers into the country to fill anticipated labour shortages.

A “pioneering” conservationist is set to take over the management of the diverse landscapes and wildlife at the 25,000-acre Holkham Estate.

East Anglian farmers have defended the use of weed killer glyphosate after the debate over its use was reignited following a US court case.

Farmers struggling in “unprecedented” hot, dry conditions have welcomed moves to give them more flexible access to water for their crops and livestock.

Water company chief executives are being summoned to a meeting with the Government to explain why they have not met leakage targets as the country struggles to cope with the dry summer.

East Anglian farmers are fearing the worst for some of their crops hit by lack of rain as they prepare to bring out the combines.

The farming industry’s national figurehead praised the quality of the livestock and the enthusiasm of the rural community at the Royal Norfolk Show.

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