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Adam Scott, Essex county adviser for the National Farmers' Union.

Adam Scott, NFU county adviser for Essex and secretary to the NFU’s regional livestock board, highlights the risk of bluetonge disease returning to England this summer.

Robert Sheasby, East Anglia regional director at the Natinoal Farmers' Union.

The Government must ensure that British agriculture is not disadvantaged following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the National Farmers’ Union’s leader in East Anglia said today.

Student James Huscroft with Bob Craddock, innovation manager at Edme.

North Essex-based ingredients company Edme has underlined its commitment to encouraging young people into the food science sector.

Nick and Joan Hardingham are leaving Alder Carr Farm in Creeting St Mary behind to go to Uganda to volunteer on an agricultural training project.

Thirty-five years ago Nick and Joan Hardingham bought a small pocket of Suffolk farmland to satisfy their passion for growing.

Bishop Martin and Bishop MIke learning about anaerobic digestion with farmer George Gittus.

Farmers have been praised by a Suffolk bishop for their entrepreneurial drive and passionate commitment to the county’s agricultural economy amid tough market conditions where they are not paid realistic prices for much of the food they produce.

Easton and Otley College competed in the finals of the ‘Cereals Challenge’ at the 2016 Cereals event in Cambridgeshire.

Easton and Otley College says it’s determined to reclaim its crown next year after narrowly missing out on its third win in a row at a crop growing challenge.

The 100th Tendring Hundred Show - Heavy horse judging

The Future of Farming is the theme for this year’s Tendring Hundred Show.

Schoolchildren at the Essex Schools Food and Farming Day at Writtle College.

Essex youngsters got to see farmers and what they produce up close today at an event aimed at educating them about where their food comes from.

Stephen Cobbald presenting his trophies to winners Beth Maskell of Brett Valley (left) and Alice Partridge of Hadleigh (right) at the Suffolk Show.

The Suffolk Show came around so quickly this year and the weather was not going to stop the young farmers from enjoying themselves, writes Suffolk Young Farmers co-ordinator Tory Lugsden.

Always time to prank the national vice chair, Edward Ford.

The end of May saw Essex Young Farmers putting on our annual country show in Roxwell, with a record attendance of more than 14,400 visitors, writes Beth Speakman.

Heath Farm in Hessett - Open Farm Sunday. Grace Davies (9) and Katie Mitcham-Henry with Benny the sheep.

Farms across the region opened their gates to the public today, with thousands of families enjoying the sun and learning about agriculture on Open Farm Sunday.

The winningTendring Hundred Farmers’ Club cricket team.

Tendring Hundred Farmers’ Club is celebrating after winning a charity cricket match for the second year running.

Teresa Cook with her Gloucester Old Spot, Supreme Champion at the Suffolk Show

A pig reared at Snape became the county’s first winner of a supreme interbreed award at the Suffolk Show on Thursday.

Easton and Otley College farming students getting ready for competition at the Suffolk Show.

Students from Easton and Otley College are celebrating after picking up a clutch of awards at the Suffolk Show this week.

Katharine and Jason Salisbury, Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeses

An award-winning Suffolk dairy farm is set to host its seventh Open Farm Sunday tomorrow.

Visitors to last year's open farm event at Kenton Hall.

A Suffolk estate will be opening its gates this weekend offering visitors a glimpse into the world of farming.

Junior  Handlers Sheep Class on the second day of the Suffolk Show 2016.
One of the youngest handlers, Bella Pratt, aged 4.

Age is seemingly no barrier to sheep farming – as these talented young handlers proved at the Suffolk Show.

Long Service Awards at The Suffolk Show presented by Show President John Wall 
Anthony Heffer 60 years

When Anthony Heffer started working on the Great Glemham estate he never expected to still be working there 60 years later – or to have ended up in the film that brought rural Suffolk to the attention of the world.

Farming School of the year competition Final at the Suffolk Show. 
Pupils from Saxmundham School take first place. Pictured with Show President John Wall and his wife Sue

Celebrations were had in the schools competition tent this morning as Saxmundham Primary School was crowned Farming School of the Year at the Suffolk Show.

Tractor Boy crashes out of the mascot race at the Suffolk Show.

Eighteen mascots enjoyed a series of fun races in the President’s Ring yesterday for the third annual Mascot Derby.

Supreme champion  Stephen Gowing with Shotleyfield Dazzling Duke

Suffolk stallion Shotleyfield Dazzling Duke yesterday put his best foot forward – or rather all four of them – as he carried off a string of awards, including the overall supreme championship.

Suffolk Show

Take a quick tour around this year’s Suffolk Show.

Clarke Willis of Anglia Farmers.

An East Anglian farming co-operative has seen its turnover fall by nearly 7% amid fluctuating commodity prices.

The sun shines for the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

Tomorrow marks day one of the Suffolk Show 2016 - which promises to be the biggest ever show.

Watch the new equestrian challenge

There are just days to go until the gates open for the 2016 Suffolk Show, and with an action packed programme set to please visitors, organisers have shared their top 10 new things to enjoy at this year’s show:

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Tue, 15:00
Royal Norfolk Show 2016. Showground maintenance supervisor Chris Melton and his son Daniel Melton put up the RNAA flag.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

From parachute displays to heavy horses in the Grand Ring, there is lots to look forward to at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.

Open Farm Sunday at Somerleyton in 2015.

East Anglian farms will throw open their gates to the public this weekend, giving thousands of visitors the chance to experience, enjoy and understand the workings of the countryside.

A team of knitters have created a model of Stokey Common out of wool - and it's being included in the Chelsea Fringe Festival (Picture: Ken Mears)

A knitting group who recreated Stoke Newington Common out of wool will be offering “guided tours” of their model for the Chelsea Fringe Festival.

Many happy returns: Thousands of schoolchildren widhing Hwer Majesty a happy birthday during the School Farm and Country Fair at Trinity Park

Thousands of Suffolk schoolchildren paid tribute to the Queen on her 90th birthday yesterday as they celebrated their rural roots.

Action from the 2015 Hadleigh Show

Stunt riders, amazing animals and the obligatory host of farm machinery will all be present at one the country’s longest running one-day agricultural shows when it returns on the third weekend of May.

Pigs from Simon Watchorn's herd at Earsham, near Bungay.

Fears have been raised that pig producers could be forced to sell their herds and quit the sector after a crash in prices left their industry at crisis point.

Richard Barker, solicitor and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) expert

A top Suffolk lawyer has been called on to help Brussels bureaucrats to cut red tape around the European Union’s (EU) farm subsidy regime.

Juice maker’s upmarket rebrand

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Clive Williamson, owner of juice maker Maynard House

A premium Suffolk juice maker whose products feature in some of the country’s top hotels and restaurants has adopted a new name and a new look.

Martin Harvey, president of the British Pest Control Association

Farmers in Hertfordshire are being given the chance to find out what changes to pest control regulations will mean for them.

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery

The secret world of soil will be uncovered at Honiton-based Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s newest exhibition.

Norfolk Farming Conference 2016

A government minister will lead the debate as hundreds of farmers gather in Norwich today to discuss the economic challenges facing their industry – and its positive commercial opportunities.

Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Agriculture correspondent

Email | 01473 324827

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

Agricultural correspondent Sarah Chambers is here to highlight rural campaigns, food issues and farming updates.

If you have a farming or food-related story, email Sarah or call the farming desk on 01473 324827.

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