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Regional retail chain the East of England Co-op has postponed a planned tractor tour of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk to promote its local produce because of predicted high winds.

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is holding a course aimed at helping landowners maximise the benefits of the new Countryside Stewardship offers.

A 15th century coaching inn on the Suffolk-Essex border has been given a £150,000 facelift.

A Suffolk free range egg producer has welcomed a tightening of restrictions to prevent the spread of bird flu in England, but fears an outbreak in the domestic bird population is imminent.

East Anglian supermarket chain the East of England Co-op is set to tour the region on a tractor promoting local produce.

Fox’s Marina

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Fox’s Marina & Boatyard in Ipswich has not attended the London Boat Show for a number of years, but revisited it this year, sharing a place on the Yacht Harbour Association stand.

A bird flu prevention zone has been declared across the whole of England after the disease was found in wild birds in Warwickshire.

A Suffolk farmer is calling on the government to do more to combat bovine TB and adopt a better test for detecting it to prevent its spread.

Global forces are continuing to keep grain prices down as world grain stocks reach near record levels, according to an Ipswich-based grain, seed and fertiliser merchant.

An East Anglian landowners’ leader has called on the government to explain how it is planning to pump-prime research, development and training to boost farming productivity and profitability.

The head of a farming charity has been praised for his “tremendous contribution” as he quit the role to take up another post.

East Anglian farmers’ leaders have welcomed improvements to a farm conservation subsidy scheme but warned it was still “over-prescriptive” and this could put off some farmers.

East Anglian accountants Larking Gowen has made two new appointments at its farms and landed estates team.

Manager Ashley Smith has been appointed partner from April 2018, and Bruce Masson has joined the team as director from national firm RSM.

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) and Syngenta roadshow will be in Suffolk this month.

In December 2017, Muntons boss Alan Ridealgh announced he would be handing over the reins to his understudy, Mark Tyldesley. Sarah Chambers caught up with Alan as he prepares to take on an ambassadorial role with the family-run malt business which has led the way on sustainable growth.

Bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Dorset, with more expected over the coming days.

Researchers are continuing to make strides in helping UK potato growers to get the best crop with the least environmental impact as a nationally-significant Suffolk farm project reached the end of its second year, farmers were told this week.

Chelmsford Diocese will be celebrating Plough Sunday at Thaxted Parish Church on Sunday (January 14) at 11am.

Rural businesses in south Suffolk and north Essex are being urged to take up offers of help in securing EU grant aid to increase their productivity and growth.

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) East’s regional director is set to step down to take up a new role leading an agri-supply trade association.

Incoming National Farmer’s Union regional director for East Anglia, Robert Sheasby, had a busy winter ahead of him getting to know the farmers who make up his membership. SARAH CHAMBERS met up with him in December 2015 as he began his task.

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) East regional director Robert Sheasby has been appointed chief executive of agri-supply trade association the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).

Woodbridge-based business improvement consultant Julian Rains originally set up his company in 2006, but relaunched this year with the aim of marketing his services to prospective clients in the region.

Technological change won’t provide the swift answers UK agriculture needs to address its problems, a farmers’ leader has warned.

A family-run firm in Mildenhall with a passion for natural skin care products has further underlined its environmental credentials.

A protein-rich ‘superfood’ almost unheard of in the UK until about five years ago is taking off as a British ingredient after being grown successfully in Suffolk and Essex.

Mechanical design engineer Jamie White of Bentley, Ipswich, was fired up to start his own wood grills business after becoming fed up with corporate life.

A Suffolk holiday destination is celebrating after scooping a national award.

East Anglian business leaders have welcomed a new survey suggesting firms are generally well regarded by the public.

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