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Suffolk farmers must help shape a post-Brexit farming and environmental policy which will enable them to grow food, protect wildlife and safeguard animal welfare, they were told this week.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove said he was “delighted” to meet with south Suffolk farmers earlier this month to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face.

Farm profitability is “crucial” if conservation efforts are to be embraced in a post-Brexit world, a leading conservationist told a conference in Ipswich this week.

South Suffolk farmers stressed the importance of their industry to the county at a private meeting with environment minister Michael Gove earlier this month.

A new vehicle maintenance facility for apprentices in East Anglia has been launched at Easton and Otley College’s Suffolk campus.

The company behind the farmer-backed Red Tractor Assurance scheme has appointed a new chairman.

An agricultural leader has praised the Labour Party’s stance on the challenges the industry faces with shortages of farmworkers as a result of Brexit as she addressed Suffolk farmers this week.

Productivity is the most misinterpreted word of our time, a farmers’ leader told Suffolk farmers this week.

An Essex ingredients firm which launched a gluten-free flour mill three years ago is celebrating soaring sales of the products made there.

An Essex premium turkey entrepreneur is celebrating a major breakthrough in his bid to sell his birds across the United States.

A Suffolk farmer will be taking part in a national agricultural showcase aimed at celebrating agricultural organisations and farmers who are striving to improve crop yields

A farm conservation organisation is set to celebrate Suffolk’s most outstanding examples of farms which have combined environmental measures with successful crop growing at an annual celebration evening.

East Anglian farmers are being urged to snap up new European Union-backed grants offering substantial levels of funding while they are still available.

Talented young farmers from East Anglia will be among 17 attending the Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) in January.

The new man at the helm of powerful landowners’ lobby organisation, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), is an Essex and Cambridgeshire farmer and was a remainer when it came to last year’s bombshell European Union referendum.

More than 60 organisations from the largest equine hospital in Europe to a firm specialising in turning desert into green space will be taking part in Writtle University College’s Careers Fair this month.

East Anglian law firm Ashtons Legal has created a new tier of business managers to support its lawyers.

In the late 1990s, Jason Gathorne-Hardy was using a fishing net tied to a hazel branch to try to catch a dove stuck in a barn used to store sheep food.

Farmers and food processors are calling for a “fair share” of water to grow UK crops and for food production to be designated as an ‘essential water need’.

A Harwich food firm which produces a rice brand is thrilled after the product bucked the trend and saw sales soar during the religious month of Ramadan.

Brexit will be a catalyst for big change on the UK’s farms and estates, experts predicted this week.

An East Anglian care farm nominated for a ‘rural oscar’ is hoping for public support in its bid to win a national award.

An Essex and Cambridgeshire farmer has become the new president of landowners’ lobby group the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

The UK government is supporting tougher restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids, a controversial pesticide, after findings suggest they pose a greater risk to bees than previously thought.

A shortage of drivers has hit an animal feed firm’s UK operations as non-UK drivers leave the country because of concerns about Brexit.

‘Seasonal’ labour is now required all year round, new research suggests.

Farm fire claims in the East of England more than doubled last year, a survey found.

A new role is being created to encourage farmers to innovate, it was announced this week.

Suffolk care farmers are calling on the public to support their bid to secure funding to offer 13 vulnerable people a 12 week farm therapy course.

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