Regional landowners’ leaders have chosen next week’s Suffolk Show to launch a new campaign highlighting the importance of the countryside in the run-up to the UK’s departure from the European Union (EU).
As the big day approaches, we’ve put together a list of must-do activities and attractions at this year’s Suffolk Show, being held on May 31 and June 1 at Trinity Park in Ipswich. The annual two-day extravaganza will showcase the best of Suffolk’s food, countryside and agricultural heritage, while providing a great half-term day out for families.
Four professional singers will perform a selection of favourites from the musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan and opera on Saturday, April 8, at Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, in aid of farming charity Farming Community Network (FCN).
A ‘Dig for Victory’ display to motivate Suffolk Show goers to grow their own fruit and vegetables and a beer garden to relax with a craft beer and live music will be among the attractions at one of the event’s most popular attractions.
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 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.
Wednesday’s annual Sentry farming conference at Newmarket brought together six diverse speakers to examine what may be one of UK farming’s toughest periods as we prepare for Brexit. SARAH CHAMBERS reports.
Farmers are being urged to take half an hour out of their schedules this winter to count and record the wild birds on their farms. The fourth annual Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) Big Farmland Bird Count takes place between Friday, February 3, and Sunday, February 12.