Farming news

Suffolk Agricultural Association's Nicola Bateman (chief executive), Bill Baker pictured right (show director) and Peter Over (Chairman Business and Development) in Bury St Edmunds to encourage people from West Suffolk to visit the Suffolk Show.

Call to west: Come and join us at this year’s Suffolk Show

Residents in the west of the county should give the Suffolk Show a go, say organisers of the event.

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A lake at Ashmans Farm, Kelvedon, which is being offered for sale through estate agents Savills.

Farm rich in wildlife up for sale

A family farm rich in wildlife which includes income-producing woodland and multiple species of willow and poplar is being offered up for sale with a guide price of £1.95million.

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Fiona Fell, chair of the Potato Council

Potato growers hit by over-supply

Poor prices are hitting potato growers’ bottom lines after a combination of factors resulted in an over-supply in the fresh sector this year.

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Henham Steam Rally 2014

Pastures new for annual steam rally

A annual heritage event is moving 30 miles away from its “spiritual home” on a countryside Suffolk estate.

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Charlotte Cobbald at the Suffolk Show with one of her winning Texel sheep.

‘Sparkling’ daughter inspires new Suffolk Show contest

A new competition is set to be launched at this year’s Suffolk Show is memory of a “sparkling” Young Farmer who inspired many of her fellow members.

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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

Philip Turner of Chestnut Inns.

Good things come in threes at Chestnut Inns

First The Packhorse, near Newmarket, then the Rupert Brook just over the border in Cambridgeshire. Now entrepreneur Philip Turner has turned his attention to Ounce House in Bury St Edmunds. Tessa Allingham talked to him about his vision for Chestnut Inns.

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The HGCA team: Front left HGCA Chairman Jonathan Tipples, front right HGCA Director Rebecca Geraghty

New strategy for HGCA as it celebrates 50th anniversary

The UK’s cereals and oilseeds levy-payers’ group is set for a re-brand as it celebrates its 50th year.

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Dr Tony Wilson, who is organising a Soil, Water and Precision Day at Otley

New farming event focuses on soil, water and being profitable

Suffolk is set to host a major new farming event organised by Easton and Otley College and the Felix Cobbold Trust.

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Meeting

Businesses in Orpington invited to networking event

All-day show will feature exhibitors and speakers

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Jenny Wheadon with the mountain of food from Centaur.

Sanctuary receives mountainous amount of animal feed

Helen Lacey, of Red Berry Recruitment, teamed up with her staff to make the sizeable donation.

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