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Farmers and others in the industry are being asked to have their say on the AHDB Monitor Farm programme in England and Wales as the scheme reaches a three-year milestone.

The UK pig herd may have grown but this has yet to feed through to slaughter pig numbers, according to an East Anglian pig expert.

Staying on top of the paperwork is one of the scerets to running a successful farm, says Jenny Pine, of Agriconsult Ltd, based at Shimpling, near Bury St Edmunds.

When Tricia was growing up, and into adulthood, she remembers vividly one particular contraption which became part of her daily duties.

A farm assurance scheme has teamed up with an agricultural machinery maker to launch a stickers scheme.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) stressed the “crucial role” of UK food production post-Brexit at a meeting with environment secretary Andrea Leadsom and farming minister George Eustice on Thursday.

Land agents are expecting the ongoing effects of the fall in Sterling to lift confidence as a highly productive parcel of farmland near Debenham is offered up for let.

Family problems cause the deepest upset for farmers, according to Essex farm chaplain Janet Nicholls.

Land prices peaked around 2015 but since then their fortunes have been less certain. SARAH CHAMBERS asked the experts how the land lies, and whether there is any real certainty about what will happen to them over the next decade.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) says it has seen an unprecedented demand for its banner promoting British produce.

Farm subsidy payments not coming through is one of the chief challenges facing farmers in their everyday working lives - along with loneliness, according to Suffolk agricultural chaplain Canon Sally Fogden.

Industry bodies failed this week to reach agreement on the national roll out of an electronic grain passport.

This year’s Suffolk Show will be rolling out the pink carpet once again for its fashionista hotspot, Fifth Avenue.

A Stowmarket malt firm is celebrating after scooping an award from a major food firm.

A food marque promoting sustainable practices in agriculture is celebrating a further consolidation of its position across a range of sectors.

Farm charity Farming Community Network (FCN) is hosting a post-referendum discussion looking at where farming should go from here.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has invited the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) deputy president Minette Batters to become a member of the London Food Board.

Farmers’ levy payers’ organisation AHDB Beef & Lamb has appointed a new halal sector manager to help it focus on the needs of the fast-growing sector.

Five new business advisers have joined New Anglia Growth Hub to cope with increasing demand from firms to use its free business support service.

The East of England Co-op pulled out all the stops in March as it celebrated 10 years of its highly successful Sourced Locally initiative, which has brought bigger markets to more than 100 of its local suppliers, and increased its sales year on year. Sarah Chambers was at its annual Producer of the Year awards.

A 22-year-old is hoping to create a “vital lifeline” for East Anglian food and drink producers and save a local farmers’ market.

Bird flu restrictions have been lifted from around a poultry farm near Redgrave, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said.

The East of England Co-op is on the lookout for a new local tomato supplier after the site of an award-winning producer switched to growing a cannabis family crop for medicinal use, the retailer said at its awards event last night.

The East of England Co-op revealed plans at its awards event on Thursday night to create a “truly local food hub”, helping its local suppliers to distribute their produce further afield.

Beekeeper Michael Coe said he was “absolutely thrilled” after scooping the East of England Co-op’s coveted Producer of the Year title last night.

Great Tilkey Honey at Coggeshall scooped the East of England Co-op’s Producer of the Year 2017 title at its celebrated annual Supplier Supper tonight.

Clacton farmer and vice president of the National Farmers’ Union Guy Smith, will be among the speakers at a Nuffield Triennial ‘Farming Fit for Food’ conference day on June 8.

Livestock farmers are being urged to get post mortems carried out on lambs which they suspect may have succumbed to a virus which is currently sweeping the country.

A campaign group has called for “practical alternatives” to a controversial weed-killer to be developed, despite a European body concluding that it should not be classed as a substance causing cancer.

A malt firm boss said he was “delighted” by all the positive comments he received about the ingredient from Women’s Institute (WI) members at an event in Suffolk.

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