Farming news

Suffolk Agricultural Association's Show Director Bill Baker, chairman Robert Rous and treasurer Loudon Greenlees.

Suffolk Agricultural Association: Show body in shake-up

The charitable organisation which runs the Suffolk Show, the county’s biggest annual event, is undergoing a major structural change.

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Oak Tree Farm Tour 28 Sept 2013

Rushmere St Andrew: Oak Tree Low Carbon Farm opens gates to public

A low carbon farm near Ipswich where more than 50 households produce their own food is opening its gates to the public.

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Meurig Raymond

UK: Farmers’ leaders call for a Government that understands farming

Farmers’ leaders will call for “a Government that understands farming” as they launch their manifesto for next year’s General Election.

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This year's beet crop is looking promising.

East Anglia: Sugar beet campaign lifts off in glorious weather

A bumper sugar beet harvest could be on the cards in East Anglia, with warm autumn weather potentially helping to optimise sugar levels in the crop as the campaign began this week.

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Sarah Chambers


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Farming features

Birketts 10th Anniversary. (L to r) Melissa Loucas
Adrian Possener, Jeanette Wheeler, Robert Gibbs, John Scannell, Paul Matthews, Max Roessler, Neil Sparrow, Jack Royall and Matthew Newnham
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

East Anglian law firm Birketts looks back on decade in city

East Anglian law firm Birketts is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Norwich office. Business editor Ben Woods caught up with chief executive Jonathan Agar to find out more about the firm’s rich history.

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Actors pictured filming at the reserve (Picture: Elaine Crew)

Rainham Marshes becomes crime scene - for TV drama

Bird sanctuary Rainham Marshes becomes home to a very different flight of fancy this week as the reserve turns into a crime scene for a new drama.

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Belinda Clarke

Agri-Tech Week to highlight innovation

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.

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Alexander O'Neal will perform at this year's Havering Show

Havering Show line-up revealed

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.

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Banham Zoo's Martin Goymour.

Passion drives on man behind Banham Zoo and Africa Alive

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.

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