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Friday, May 19, 2017

This year’s Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA) president Lord Iveagh says he is looking forward to a “great” show later this month.

Suffolk pig genetics firm Rattlerow Farms has picked up awards for joint managing director Adrian Lawson’s eye-catching Aardvark Farrowing Hut. Sarah Chambers went to one of the firm’s farms to see the huts in action.

East Anglia’s coastline has been eroding for centuries. Sarah Chambers spoke to a farmer whose land is falling into the 
sea to get his perspective on an age-old problem.

Concerns for town footfall after emergency work by Anglian Water to repair a collapsed sewer in Aldeburgh High Street begins.

On first impressions things were decidedly undoggy (if that’s a word?) when I visited Suffolk Canine Crèche in Martlesham. There were no barking noises for a start – everything was calm and relaxed.

When Suffolk-based Reverend Canon Richard Addington set up his Addington Fund to support the pig farming community in East Anglia, little did he realise the potential reach of his charity.

Wendy Houston describes herself as a “real-life, living and breathing” farmer. It’s a role she’s held for the last 20 years, juggling it with child-rearing and family life.

The starting gun for Article 50 has now been fired and the UK has begun the process of leaving the European Union. It is a decisive, historic moment but there remains a lack of clarity which many of us crave.

The triggering of Article 50 this week has left the political and economic landscape ambiguous with uncertainty lingering over future funding. But as Dan Cox, grant funding programmes manager at Anglia Farmers writes, opportunities are still available as we begin our lengthy divorce from the EU.

A leading Suffolk farmer has called for a “grown-up debate” on the future of farm subsidy after Brexit.

Verity Sharp says she has no regrets about giving up a well-paid job in London to pursue her dream of running her own farm in north Essex.

Land prices peaked around 2015 but since then their fortunes have been less certain. SARAH CHAMBERS asked the experts how the land lies, and whether there is any real certainty about what will happen to them over the next decade.

Lotty Barbour took over the running of the family farm at Cratfield, near Halesworth, following the untimely death of her father 13 years ago.

An Essex family is celebrating 50 years of farming at the same site.

The East of England Co-op pulled out all the stops in March as it celebrated 10 years of its highly successful Sourced Locally initiative, which has brought bigger markets to more than 100 of its local suppliers, and increased its sales year on year. Sarah Chambers was at its annual Producer of the Year awards.

High street giant Next is poised to report a fall in full-year profits this week, as the market looks for any signs of price hikes to mitigate the effects of the plunging pound.

The Farming Community Network (FCN) was set up over 21 years ago to give support to those facing difficulties within the farming community.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has announced it is launching a new low cost longhaul airline called Level.

I’ve seen and heard quite a lot over the years, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

Wednesday’s annual Sentry farming conference at Newmarket brought together six diverse speakers to examine what may be one of UK farming’s toughest periods as we prepare for Brexit. SARAH CHAMBERS reports.

Hopes of restoring a Suffolk pub into “the heart of the community” have taken another positive stride after owners were granted permission for a village shop and micro-brewery.

After hitting all-time highs, UK farmland prices are coming under pressure. SARAH CHAMBERS asks the experts why this is happening, how much they think they will fall and whether East Anglia’s landowners and farmers should be worried.

It’s cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period.

An East Anglian ingredients firm has put itself at the forefront of a revolution taking place in the British diet by creating a more ‘edible’ wholegrain.

You would be forgiven for thinking Kenny and Keith Meekins are the same person.

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