September 2 2014 Latest news:
Orford fisherman Neil Macro lived up to his surname by cultivating a jumbo pumpkin – weighing in at a hefty 245lbs and easily winning this year’s village growing competition for heaviest in its field.
A crop competition has attracted a near-record entry, despite an outbreak of blackgrass which hit many farms, organisers say.
The High Court will rule today on an 11th-hour challenge to a government decision to let the latest badger cull go ahead without monitoring by a panel of independent experts.
A selection of Suffolk suppliers will be part of a national scheme promoting the importance of including quality produce on our shopping lists.
Although the new Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will not come into force until January 1, 2015, farmers need to plan now in respect of the “greening” Ecological Focus Area (EFA) options for their 2015 cropping plans.
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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Within the foreseeable future, if agricultural productivity does not increase, we might have insufficient land to feed our growing population. This was the chilling finding of a report The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land issued earlier this year.
Fans of soul, disco and ska music will be digging out their dancing shoes after seeing the line-up for this year’s Havering Show.
It is his beloved zoos that are the real passion of Martin Goymour – “Dinosaur Adventure is about having fun” – and the reason last year he took the far-sighted decision to transfer them out of the family business into a charitable trust.
Neil Lanham, 76, is a retired auctioneer who has been fascinated all his life by the folk traditions and colourful metaphorical language of his native Suffolk.
His interest has led to a unique collection of recordings and DVDs which provide a window onto a vanishing world, as SARAH CHAMBERS found out.
Every year, Mark Donsworth, chairman of the Framlingham Livestock Association, repeats a ritual.