Chris Hill

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.

Fears of a crippling labour shortage on East Anglian farms have sparked urgent calls to protect the industry's crucial supply line of Eastern European seasonal workers.

A coalition of rural organisations is calling on environment secretary Michael Gove to launch an investigation into Natural England's decision to revoke licences allowing farmers to shoot 16 species of bird.

From rural traditions to exhilarating entertainment, the full spectrum of East Anglia's great outdoors was put on show at a country fair this weekend - including its unpredictable weather.

Outdoor pursuits ranging from dizzying BMX and parachute stunts to traditional equine displays are expected to bring thousands of people to the Euston Estate for the East Anglian Game and Country Fair this weekend.

Some of the world's rarest and most unusual vintage tractors - as well as classic cars and motorcycles - will go under the hammer at a major East Anglian auction today.

East Anglian farmers must stand up for their industry or risk watching it wither in the clamour for cheap food after Brexit, said a leading agricultural spokesman.

Farmers have reacted angrily to an abrupt ban on shooting birds including crows, pigeons and Canada geese - controls which they claim are "absolutely necessary" to protect crops and livestock.

An East Anglian dairy farm has invested £500,000 in its pursuit of the perfect cheese - the latest stage of a targeted diversification which has bolstered its profitability and changed the shape of its herd.

Livestock farmers have been warned to pay closer attention to health and safety after farm inspectors raised concerns over cattle-handling incidents.

East Anglian farmers have the chance to quiz a senior figure in their industry at the latest in a series of agricultural discussions in Halesworth.

Outdoor pursuits ranging from dizzying BMX and parachute stunts to traditional equine and falconry displays will draw the crowds when the East Anglian Game and Country Fair returns next month.

Farm animals worth more than £190,000 have been savaged by dogs in the East of England during the past four years - prompting a new campaign for pets to be kept under control.

A free seminar is being organised to help East Anglia's rural businesses prepare for the introduction of a new system for submitting tax returns online.

Dairy farmers in East Anglia have reacted angrily to a new animal rights campaign which has published the location of hundreds of farms and urged activists to film them.

The farming industry's confidence for the coming years has hit an all-time low amid the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, an industry poll suggests.

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