As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.
Around 40 farm office workers were in Framlingham this week for a joint event hosted by farm co-op Fram Farmers and the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators (IAgSA) to bring them up to speed with a host of important changes for those in charge of the paperwork. Sarah Chambers reports
Suffolk farmers Emma and James Strachan were left devastated by the death of their second child as a result of complications during childbirth. Eventually, they got help and say the couples counselling they received was invaluable. But the traumatic experience caused them to reassess everything,including how they farmed. Sarah Chambers reports
Plenty of football fans will still be heading for Russia this summer, despite recent events. But what should you watch out for if you are travelling to potentially risky destinations? James Walker of Resolver.co.uk explains.
For families forced to cease farming or seeking a way to retire and enable the next generation to take on the farm business, access to housing is crucial, argues Country Land and Business Association (CLA) East regional director Ben Underwood
The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.
Fly-tipping is a menace that is blighting the countryside and the lives of those who live and work in it. The CLA launched a campaign last August to highlight this often-ignored problem. Statistics have shown that it isn’t a small issue, with more than a million incidents of fly-tipping in 2016-2017.
East Anglia’s land agents see farming evolving further into a highly professionalised industry with a high degree of technical expertise. Sarah Chambers reports on their predictions for farming in the mid-2020s and beyond
Could a focused six-hour working day be the key to keeping staff energised, efficient and productive? Bethany Whymark spoke to a Norwich company which has embraced the Swedish concept of lagom – doing “just the right amount”.
Business heavyweight Mark Pendlington is no stranger to crises, having at one time headed up the communications team for the late Conservative politician Cecil Parkinson, during his stormy reign as a cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher.
Is allowing offices to be turned into residential homes a good idea, or is it creating problems for businesses seeking homes? Sam Kingston, partner with Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the effects of ‘permitted development’.
‘Going to market’ has become more complex for farmers over recent years and the margins squeezed. The future prosperity of UK agriculture lies in better utilisation of its resources to manage and meet market needs profitably. Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-Tech East, looks at current trends to predict the near future for agri-tech
I have been asked to gaze into my crystal ball – to try and imagine where agriculture may be in the mid 2020s and where I would like it to be. Being an arable farmer I will focus on combinable cropping and the environment rather than looking into the livestock, poultry and horticultural sectors.