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The earliest recordings of the surname Christmas were in Ipswich in 1191, research has found.

Most farmers are still struggling to get mobile phone coverage and reliable internet access, according to a survey.

Farmers’ leaders have highlighted the soaring £42.5m cost of rural crime as they called for a more co-ordinated approach to the problem.

Essex potato farmers who diversified into crisp making are celebrating the opening of a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.

Landowners affected by compulsory purchase of assets may have longer to roll over the capital gain into other investments, the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) says.

Members of Essex and Suffolk Farm Women’s Club got to try out their sausage-making skills at a recent visit to Jimmy’s Farm at Wherstead, near Ipswich.

Around 50 growers visited Ipswich and Shoreham ports to gain an insight into the export market.

Three new Jockey Club chairmen are set to take up post in January at Newmarket Racecourses, Jockey Club Estates and The National Stud respectively.

An engineering entrepreneur has invented a new machine which he hopes will save farmers from an exhausting round of soil sampling by hand.

Two Suffolk-based cheese-makers are celebrating after scooping gold awards at the British Cheese Awards.

Top agricultural photographers have donated images to farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to help it raise funds for farming people in financial hardship.

A popular family-run bakery business has expanded into new facilities due to growing demand for its bread, cakes and pastries.

A Suffolk shepherd is set 
to provide all the sheep for 
this month’s English National Sheepdog Trials at Stowmarket as exhibitors pull out all 
the stops to put the county on 
the map with a series of exhibitions at the event.

Small-scale farmers are providing the answers to the challenges we face with climate change and the environment in a way that larger agricultural operators are failing to equal, a Suffolk-based agro-ecologist claims.

British Sugar and National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Sugar have reached a deal on sugar beet contract terms for 2018/19.

Combines have started rolling across parts of East Anglia against a backdrop of an expected below-average cereal harvest across Europe for the second year running.

A farm tenants’ leaders has called for co-operation, collaboration and a shared vision in the run-up to Brexit.

A celebrated Aldeburgh delicatessen is set to open a new store in Southwold, launched under its new brand, later this year.

British Bentley enthusiasts brought 30 vintage models to the KellyBronze turkey farm in Virginia, USA.

Eu-Japan trade deal

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The EU and Japan have agreed a trade deal.

A plant science research organisation hit by a hard-line stance by the EU Commission on Brexit is celebrating a multi-million pound boost.

Digital marketing agency Crafted, based in Ipswich, has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Lee as strategy director.

Perfect weather brought Tendring Show-goers out in force as the strong July sun broke through threatening clouds from earlier in the day.

The UK poultry sector turned out in force for Cobb Europe’s annual charity shoot in aid of Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. which is now in its seventh year.

Suffolk sheep breeders were over the moon after scooping the top prize in their class at the Tendring Show as their pedigree flock celebrates its 90th year.

Farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for areas of crop which appear to be ripening prematurely.

An “excellent example” of an operation which is combining commercial farming with nature conservation is celebrating after becoming a new LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) demonstration farm.

The combines began to emerge across East Anglia this week as farmers start in early on their winter barley crops.

East Anglian science boffins have created a variety of wheat with twice the typical amount of iron found in commercially-grown varieties.

More than 120 farmers and agricultural professionals were at the Elveden Estate on Thursday, July 6, to look at how cutting-edge research was making a difference to its potato growing operation.

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