Farming news

MP Dan Poulter at Scarlett & Mustard, Earl Soham

MP visits Earl Soham condiments firm

Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dan Poulter has visited the seven-strong team at an award-winning food firm based at Earl Soham, near Framlingham.

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‘Plan early for sweeping CAP changes’, farmers told

More than 100 farmers found out how sweeping changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will affect their businesses at a meeting in Suffolk yesterday.

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	Across the fields

CAP roadshows head for East Anglia

Farmers are being urged to prepare now to ensure they are ready for sweeping changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) due next year.

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The NFU will be arranging farm visits with MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates ahead of the election, similar to the visit Dan Poulter MP made to a farm at Dennington, in his Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency, during harvest. He is pictured with Robert Rous and Robert’s daughter Laura.

NFU column: Farming manifesto gives MPs food for thought

There may still be a month left until Christmas but the NFU is looking ahead to a crucial date in next year’s calendar – May 7, 2015.

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Building the biscuit market in Morocco: HGCA annual outward mission in Casablanca, including, fourth from left, Brian Barker.

Trade mission opens up biscuit wheat market

East Anglian farmers are being urged to grow more wheat after a group joined a trade mission to north Africa championing UK cereals.

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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

Exhibition of the Norwich Aeropark expansion plans on display at Norwich International Airport. Chief Executive Andrew Bell. Photo: Steve Adams

Partnership approach pays off for Norwich International Airport

Bosses at Norwich International Airport said a partnership with travel operator Thomson Holidays was beginning to deliver its objectives of more routes and greater frequency of flights.

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Tom Bradshaw gives a tour of Fletcher's Farm at the HGCA Monitor Farm event in Fordham on Tuesday, 26 June.

Farming feature: Farmers no longer just ploughing own furrow

Tom Bradshaw’s farm at Fordham, near Colchester, was one of the first wave of HGCA Monitor Farms launched across the country as part of a move towards a farmer-led approach to improving businesses from the ground up. SARAH CHAMBERS went along to the event in June.

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Shaun Lowthorpe with guests on Mustard TV's Business extra show. Picture: Archant

Norfolk farmers feature in videos highlighting the Magic of Farming

A mother and daughter are helping to showcase life in farming through a new series of short films.

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Woodforde's managing director Rupert Farquharson.  Picture: James Bass

Brewers and ale lovers prepare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Maris Otter barley

A Norfolk barley variety which is beloved by craft brewers around the world will celebrate its 50th harvest next year – but what makes Maris Otter so special?

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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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