Farming leaders have called on institutional landlords – including estates owned by the Queen and the church – to show “flexibility and understanding” regarding their tenants’ rent during the coronavirus crisis.
Next week’s budget is an opportunity to create a much-needed simplified tax system for diversified rural businesses says Cath Crowther, East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
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.
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 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.
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.
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.