National Farmers' Union

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.

Farmers’ leaders have expressed concerns about a report confirming the risk to bees posed by a controversial pesticide.

Landowners’ leaders expressed disappointment as the government proposed “sudden and dramatic” cuts to the farm subsidy for the country’s biggest farmers with the launch of a consultation on future farm policy.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has elected the first female president in its 110-year history.

Norfolk’s farming leader has backed a report by MPs calling for a new government fund to help British agriculture adapt to any potentially-damaging financial impacts of a “no deal” Brexit.

The Big Farmland Bird Count is set to begin this week.

Too many farmers are waiting to learn more about Brexit rather than taking a proactive stance with their business, a top agricultural banker has warned.

Farming faces its biggest potential changes for a generation – and there could be no more important place to debate the industry’s future than in Norfolk, the heart of the UK’s food industry.

Entrepreneurial Suffolk sisters Emily and Lucy McVeigh will be under the spotlight as they describe how they built up their successful farm diversifications at the Norfolk Farming Conference.

Maybe 2018 needs another rallying point to protect Norfolk’s precious countryside, says Keith Skipper.

Subsidies worth £3bn a year to UK farmers will continue until 2024 – and then be replaced by a system of payments rewarding farming practices which improve the countryside for wildlife.

Farmers’ leaders say they are withholding judgment on the Government’s promised swift rollout of farm subsidy payments until the new year.

East Anglia’s farmers have “breathed a sigh of relief” after the world’s most widely-used weedkiller was finally re-licensed after a long-running EU debate over its safety.

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