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A device to capture cow burps, a crop-hopping quadcopter and an intelligent field-mapping robot were among the vast array of new agri-tech ideas shown to East Anglian farmers at a major industry showcase.

An artist inspired by the East Anglian countryside is preparing for a fundraising exhibition after completing 100 drawings in 100 days to help a farming mental health charity.

A rare and famous vintage farm machine described as the "most important tractor ever to come to auction in the UK" has been sold for £310,000 at an East Anglian sale.

The first major assessment of a "Payment by Results" pilot scheme in Suffolk and Norfolk has shown that farmers are more motivated to develop nature-friendly practices and are delivering "exceptional results" for wildlife.

A respected farm manager whose career spanned thousands of East Anglian acres has raised almost £6,000 for Parkinson's UK by publishing his memoirs.

Business growth is the best way to retain influence and rise to economic challenges in a rapidly-consolidating food supply chain, farmers were told.

Farmers and rural business leaders have welcomed the prime minister's Brexit breakthrough - and urged MPs to "think very carefully before voting this deal down".

A rejuvenated East Anglian fishing industry could restore hundreds of jobs and boost our economy by £32m - but only if government policies can maximise the "once-in-a-generation chance" offered by Brexit.

Following its resurrection in the Queen's speech, the agriculture bill should now be fast-tracked after a "wasted year" of "legislative limbo", demanded farming leaders.

2019 could be a vintage year for East Anglian wine, according to a viticulturist whose first commercial crop of grapes is among the best he has seen - despite the weather woes elsewhere in the country. CHRIS HILL reports.

During a period of unprecedented change, farm businesses must evolve to stay ahead of the curve says BEN UNDERWOOD, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA East).

Farmers have gathered a huge harvest of wheat and barley this season - but they feel betrayed by "disastrous" no-deal Brexit trade tariff proposals which could damage their ability to export the surplus.

A vast tomato greenhouse covering an area larger than the O2 Arena will be built outside Bury St Edmunds as part of a £120m project creating 360 new jobs in Suffolk and Norfolk.

Farming students hope to safeguard the future of one of Britain's oldest native sheep breeds by starting a flock of the rare animals at their college.

A "holy grail" for tractor collectors is expected to fetch up to £120,000 when it goes under the hammer at a major East Anglian vintage farm machinery auction.

One of the largest agricultural businesses in the UK - which is based across Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire - has been sold for the first time in its 100-year history.

A Suffolk herd manager has been listed among the best farmers in the country as one of the finalists for the 2019 British Farming Awards.

Rural crime and support for green fuel topped the agenda when home secretary Priti Patel met farmers within her Essex constituency.

A specialist in sugar beet and soil health has become the National Farmers' Union's (NFU's) new county adviser for Essex.

The worrying implications of a no-deal Brexit for East Anglian agriculture dominated the discussions as an MEP toured farms in east Suffolk.

The East Anglian countryside is providing a poignant palette for an artist's bid to complete 100 illustrations in 100 days to help a farming mental health charity.

More than half of UK farms could go out of business as a result of a "disastrous" no-deal Brexit, according to farmers campaigning for a second EU referendum.

Tourists are being warned about the dangers a foreign pork pie or ham sandwich could do to our pig industry as part of a new campaign to keep a devastating animal disease outside the UK's borders.

Economic uncertainty has driven a decline in the amount of farmland being offered for sale, said rural agents.

East Anglian farming leaders have demanded more than just "positive words" from Boris Johnson after he vowed to back Britain's "great farmers" after Brexit.

Farmers have set out five key policy priorities for new prime minister Boris Johnson - with industry leaders in East Anglia urging him to avoid the potential damage of a no-deal Brexit.

Primary pupils swapped their classroom for the countryside to spend their school week learning about the rural life and farm production which surrounds their village.

More than 500 growers from across East Anglia gathered on a farm field to harvest valuable information which could help optimise their crop decisions - and their profits.

A farming industry outcry over the right to shoot "pest" bird species to protect crops and livestock has pressured the government into replacing licences revoked earlier this year.

Farmers have dug in to help a landowner bring some of the UK's fastest broadband speeds to a rural estate near Lowestoft - a collaboration which has won praise from an MP.

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