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The gap is closing between the highest and lowest-performing pig farms in England after the whole sector was hit by falling pig prices and higher costs, according to a new report.

The principal of a regional land college said he was looking forward to a recently-announced boost in government funding “after two decades of funding squeezes that our sector has taken in stoic silence”.

Farmers’ leaders are seeking views on planning rules in advance of an expected shake-up of the system.

A packed programmed of culinary demonstrations are set to stir up the senses at this year’s Suffolk Show.

An RSPCA decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be “detrimental” to hen welfare, a free range egg producers’ group has claimed.

A Stowmarket energy drinks company was among 15 local producers across East Anglia chosen from 75 to take part in a pitch to supermarket giant Morrisons this month.

A fast-growing chemistry engineering firm is set to move to new and larger premises as it gears up for growth.

The chairman of international farming and marketing business, G’s Fresh, will be guest speaker at an Ipswich Suffolk Business Club lunch at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, on May 11.

A new vice-chancellor has been appointed at Writtle University College.

A Suffolk brewery says it sees no evidence of export sales drying up following the Brexit vote, after securing new deals in Norway and in the Cayman Islands.

Keith Riches has retired from Stowmarket-based malt firm Muntons after 50 years’ continuous service.

Train operator Greater Anglia is set to become a preferred train partner of London music and entertainment venue The O2.

Businesses in Tendring can sign up for funded training to help improve the skills of their staff.

The Ipswich business community was given an insight into a different way of operating as they were told about what it’s like to work for John Lewis Partnership at an event hosted by a Christian organisation.

The transport secretary has appointed a barrister from an East Anglian law firm as deputy traffic commissioner for the East of England.

Pub and restaurant the Lavenham Greyhound has unveiled a new look after expanding its restaurant and refurbishing its dining area and kitchen.

A naming ceremony is set to take place on Friday, April 21, to celebrate the opening of a new bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ipswich.

Easter rail upgrades including the installation of 5.6km of wire at Seven Kings are set to improve the reliability of the London to Norwich line, Network Rail says.

Late germinating weeds could pose a problem for East of England’s cereal growers, an expert has warned.

A free range egg producer hit by restrictions imposed to stop the spread of bird flu welcomed a government decision to lift them this week.

When Suffolk-based Reverend Canon Richard Addington set up his Addington Fund to support the pig farming community in East Anglia, little did he realise the potential reach of his charity.

Anglian Turkey Association (ATA) secretary Len Goodman was recognised for his efforts on behalf of East Anglia’s turkey producers at a ceremony last month.

Five new members, including three potato growers from East Anglia, are set to join AHDB Potatoes’ board.

A Suffolk-made sauce is set to accompany pub meals in the north-west of England.

Ecological focus areas (EFAs) can help offset the impact of farming practice on the environment, an EU report has found.

Extreme variations between the east and the west of England are causing headaches for potato growers, according to agronomists.

Stowmarket farmer Brian Barker is set to reveal the soil science behind his underwear-burying antics, which were given the Twitter hashtag #soilmyundies, as part of a series of debates and updates hosted by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds at Cereals 2017 on June 14/15.

Rural businesses will need to embrace change if they are to thrive post-Brexit, a land expert has warned.

Great British Bake Off’s new presenter, Prue Leith, has urged shoppers to back UK farmers by buying British.

A proposed merger between two of leading farming and food educational charities, Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) and FACE (Farming & Countryside Education), has been announced.

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