Farming news

Building the biscuit market in Morocco: HGCA annual outward mission in Casablanca, including, fourth from left, Brian Barker.

Trade mission opens up biscuit wheat market

East Anglian farmers are being urged to grow more wheat after a group joined a trade mission to north Africa championing UK cereals.

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Susie Bradshaw and  husband Stuart at Gladwins Farm with their daughter.

Farming couple’s cottage industry

A couple is celebrating after renovating seven of nine cottages on their farm as part of a painstaking five-year diversification project.

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Danny Stevens making mince pies at Leggs Bakery

Christmas comes early for wholesale bakery at Halstead

Christmas has come early for a wholesale bakery which is expanding as a result of a festive contract.

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Stuart Rickards - Environment Agency (EA), Oliver Ingwallking - Groundwork, Tim Briscoe - Buxtons, Glyn Lee - EOE Co-op, Anna Lewis

Potato growers scoop Suffolk Carbon Charter gold award

Potato growers have scooped a gold award from the Suffolk Carbon Charter for cutting their carbon footprint.

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Jack Rosenthal has reached the halfway point in his bid to walk the length of the Pyrennees in aid of the hospital ward which helped his daughter.

Jack’s back from Pyrenees after raising £5,000 for Ipswich Hospital support group

A fruit and vegetable grower has hit the heights after raising £5,000 from a 500 mile solo trek across the Pyrenees.

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Sarah Chambers


Farming is a major industry in East Anglia, with agricultural issues impacting on the lives of residents right across the region.

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Farming features

Exhibition of the Norwich Aeropark expansion plans on display at Norwich International Airport. Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams

Partnership approach pays off for Norwich International Airport

Bosses at Norwich International Airport said a partnership with travel operator Thomson Holidays was beginning to deliver its objectives of more routes and greater frequency of flights.

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Tom Bradshaw gives a tour of Fletcher's Farm at the HGCA Monitor Farm event in Fordham on Tuesday, 26 June.

Farming feature: Farmers no longer just ploughing own furrow

Tom Bradshaw’s farm at Fordham, near Colchester, was one of the first wave of HGCA Monitor Farms launched across the country as part of a move towards a farmer-led approach to improving businesses from the ground up. SARAH CHAMBERS went along to the event in June.

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Shaun Lowthorpe with guests on Mustard TV's Business extra show. Picture: Archant

Norfolk farmers feature in videos highlighting the Magic of Farming

A mother and daughter are helping to showcase life in farming through a new series of short films.

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Woodforde's managing director Rupert Farquharson.  Picture: James Bass

Brewers and ale lovers prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maris Otter barley

A Norfolk barley variety which is beloved by craft brewers around the world will celebrate its 50th harvest next year – but what makes Maris Otter so special?

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Cameo nightclub

Ashford nightclub brings 60 new jobs to the area

The jobs are coming as a result of a £1.25 million investment

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