After tense negotiations, sometimes verging on the farcical, between our political leaders and their counterparts in Brussels, 2017 closed with a much needed breakthrough in talks over the Brexit deal.
Researchers are continuing to make strides in helping UK potato growers to get the best crop with the least environmental impact as a nationally-significant Suffolk farm project reached the end of its second year, farmers were told this week.
East Anglian farming leaders have welcomed the prime minister’s pledge that Brexit will not lead to a lowering of UK environmental standards – but demanded more clarity on how the government’s green goals will be achieved.
Incoming National Farmer’s Union regional director for East Anglia, Robert Sheasby, had a busy winter ahead of him getting to know the farmers who make up his membership. SARAH CHAMBERS met up with him in December 2015 as he began his task.
In December 2017, Muntons boss Alan Ridealgh announced he would be handing over the reins to his understudy, Mark Tyldesley. Sarah Chambers caught up with Alan as he prepares to take on an ambassadorial role with the family-run malt business which has led the way on sustainable growth.
Around 280 birds, including Bronze, Norfolk Black, White, Lavender, Narragansett and Bourbon Red turkeys, will go under the hammer at Diss on Thursday, December 21, as auctioneers TW Gaze stages its annual Christmas Poultry Show.
Glorious sunshine and the chance to learn about farming livestock, watch racing sheep and daring motorcyclists brought record numbers to one of the country’s longest running agricultural shows this weekend.