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Free range egg producers are battling spiralling feed costs after the dry, hot summer – but urgent industry calls for higher egg prices have not been universally supported by farmers in East Anglia.

A “tremendous” Aberdeen Angus bull from a farm near Thetford was crowned the supreme beef champion at the Royal Norfolk Show.

A dairy farm from Essex claimed its first-ever supreme champion rosette by winning the inter-breed dairy competition at the Royal Norfolk Show.

A mind-boggling array of innovations and new technologies aiming to drive the efficiency of arable farming were on display at the 2018 Cereals show. CHRIS HILL reports.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has launched a new campaign aiming to celebrate the contribution the arable sector makes to the nation’s economy, food supply and environment.

East Anglia’s potato-growing knowhow is being coupled with the region’s scientific expertise in a bid to improve crop performance across the sector.

An annual rural showcase was hailed a “huge success” after thousands enjoyed a weekend of countryside entertainment including dancing diggers, equine sports and dog agility near the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Countryside entertainment ranging from dancing diggers to dog agility will be on display as an annual rural showcase returns for its 15th year this weekend.

A controversial pesticide has been banned by the EU for all outdoor crops – prompting celebrations among nature campaigners, but anger among farming leaders.

Organisers of one of the region’s biggest showcases of rural entertainment have issued a “last chance” appeal for visitors to book discounted tickets before Monday’s deadline.

Countryside entertainment ranging from dancing diggers to dog agility will be on display as an annual rural showcase returns for its 15th year later this month.

Proposed changes to the abstraction licensing system must ensure East Anglian farmers have the water they need to grow the nation’s food, a conference heard.

A Suffolk farming family which endured a vicious torrent of online abuse from vegan activists have donated their TV appearance fee to a charity dedicated to stopping cyberbullying.

The new Suffolk branch chairman of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) said he is optimistic for the sector’s future, despite the challenges and uncertainties posed by Brexit.

A farming family which endured a vicious torrent of online abuse from vegan activists have donated their TV appearance fee to a charity dedicated to stopping cyberbullying.

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

Enhancing animal welfare, improving broadband and 4G coverage, and investing in productivity research are among the “public goods” which could receive public funding after Brexit, Michael Gove told farmers.

East Anglian farming leaders have welcomed a comprehensive review of “bureaucratic” farm inspections, announced by environment secretary Michael Gove.

After Ofsted inspectors criticised failures at East Anglia’s main land-based college last summer, its acting principal says her turnaround plan is showing positive signs for the future. Agricultural editor CHRIS HILL reports.

The government has announced a review of its 25-year strategy to tackle tuberculosis (TB) in cattle, which includes culling badgers to curb the disease.

A ban on exporting animals for slaughter, an end to the badger cull and expanding affordable vet care for pet owners on low incomes have been proposed by the Labour party.

The UK’s food and farming industry is calling on the government to maintain “free and frictionless trade” with the EU after Brexit.

Britain’s horticulture farms suffered a 12.5% shortfall in seasonal workers in 2017 as numbers coming from continental Europe fell, it has been revealed.

Welfare codes for pigs, laying hens and meat chickens are being updated as part of a programme of government reforms to “safeguard and enhance the welfare of animals”.

The runners and riders in the race to become the farming industry’s most senior national representative were put through their paces at an election hustings in Newmarket.

Some very rare arrivals have amazed a farming family near Bungay – after one of their cows gave birth to triplets for the first time in 50 years of dairying.

The gale-struck 2018 Lamma farm machinery show was cut short by safety fears – but before the closure, East Anglian manufacturers showed the innovations aiming to help farmers ride out any economic storms ahead. CHRIS HILL reports.

Severe winds and safety concerns have forced the closure of a major farm machinery show in Peterborough this morning.

East Anglian farming leaders have welcomed the prime minister’s pledge that Brexit will not lead to a lowering of UK environmental standards – but demanded more clarity on how the government’s green goals will be achieved.

The drive to boost performance and productivity will bring thousands of farmers to East Anglia next week for the agricultural machinery industry’s largest annual showcase.

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