Farming news

Kerry Addison, partner, Barker Gotelee

Expert opinion: Development land: windfall or pitfall?

Kerry Addison, partner at Barker Gotelee Solicitors, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, says preparation is crucial when embarking on a development land deal.

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St Osyth Farmer Guy Smith.

Farming Opinion: British farmers need to ask searching questions on EU

I have the pleasure of farming in the parliamentary constituency of Clacton on sea, writes Guy Smith, vice-president of the National Farmers’ Union

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Fairfields Farm Crisps and Kelly Bronze Turkeys have joined forces to create a new turkey, sage and onion crisp flavour crisp for Christmas.

Wormingford/Danbury: Farmers join forces to create festive crisp

Potato farmers have teamed up with turkey producers to create a locally-grown and produced festive flavour crisp.

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Kersey Primary pupils at Lindsey Lodge Farm are pictured with grower Andrew Sturgeon

Hadleigh: Farmer Andrew Sturgeon takes Kersey Primary School pupils on pumpkin patch tour

A grower took children on a tour of his pumpkin patch in the run-up to Halloween.

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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.

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

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

Farming features

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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Havering’s eyebrow-raising animal rescue incidents revealed by London Fire Brigade

Stories about cats stuck up trees are often mocked as the mainstay of local journalism – so it turns out we’ve been neglecting our trade in recent years.

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Liz Truss

UK/East Anglia: Truss attack on solar farms ‘misguided’ says CLA

Environment secretary Liz Truss has come under fire after hitting out at large-scale solar farms.

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Birketts chief executive Jonathan Agar.

East Anglia: Birketts chief executive Jonathan Agar reflects on his first year at the helm

Jonathan Agar joined Ipswich-based law firm Birketts as chief executive in 2013 in its 150th anniversary year. Sarah Chambers caught up with him to get his thoughts after a year at the helm.

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Agri Tech week 2014: Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East (left), talks to farm staff about agri-tech innovations

Agri-Tech Week 2014 will discuss how technology can revolutionise farming

Agri-Tech Week 2014 aims to show how farming, science and technology can combine to improve production and competitiveness.

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