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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Farming is more than a job, says award-winning pig farming apprentice Liam Robinson.

Now aged 29, Harper Adams graduate Tom is an agronomist with Farmacy, an independent agronomy adviser based in Lincoln.

Crop growing across East Anglia has been severely disrupted by prolonged wet weather - and there are fears the effects will continue to be felt next year.

Farmland flytipping is on the rise across the East of England - but farmers continue to "suffer in silence", according to experts.

Whole turkey is set to make a comeback this Christmas, a major premium producer predicts.

Farming should be put on the school curriculum, award-winning Suffolk apprentice farmer George Leonard believes.

Suffolk ingredients are given a gallic twist in a new cookery book charting one man's culinary journey.

Farming's younger generation can teach older farmers how to use new technology, says Carl Tuck, who works on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border.

Learn how an agricultural lawyer can help you, what services they can offer and how it will benefit you to work with an expert.

Our next generation of farmers will need enormous energy and drive - coupled with creativity and technical skills - in order to surmount the many challenges they will face, say sector leaders.

Laura Buckingham believes her generation has entered the farming industry at a critical juncture.

A family-run livestock farm on the outskirts of Ipswich has launched its own on-site butchery.

Fears have been raised that Suffolk's farms could be turned into wildlife reserves which reject food production.

Farmers' leaders warned that a no-deal Brexit would be "economically and socially catastrophic" as they launched their own manifesto in the run-up to the December general election.

European ash trees may be fighting back more effectively against a damaging beetle than expected, a new study suggests.

A much-loved green-fingered Suffolk Show stalwart has been recognised at a gardening event run by show organisers the Suffolk Agricultural Association (SAA).

Politicians are being urged to back a new bid to close the productivity gap between town and country and unleash rural communities' "great potential" as we head towards the general election in December.

When farmers' daughter Beth Duchesne first started driving a tractor on the road 10 years ago, gender stereotyping was so rife she could stop traffic.

The UK's new crop of farmers are ditching sentiment in favour of a much more pragmatic approach as the industry faces up to an enormous set of challenges, East Anglian land agents believe.

Growing up I dipped into Young Farmers, but like many my age, I was encouraged to pursue a career outside of the family farm business.

Agricultural standards in the UK must not be sacrificed in favour of "cheap, nasty" post-Brexit trade deals, a farmers' leader warned as he addressed Suffolk farmers.

A Suffolk couple set to run an idyllic new dairy business being created on the island of Sark, off the coast of France, have been out to visit the island.

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 60-year-old student said she was "chuffed" after picking up her degree and an academic accolade - 32 years after she first decided she wanted to further her studies.

Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Agriculture correspondent

Email | 01473 324827

Farming is a major industry in East Anglia, with agricultural issues impacting on the lives of residents right across the region.

Agricultural correspondent Sarah Chambers is here to highlight rural campaigns, food issues and farming updates.

If you have a farming or food-related story, email Sarah or call the farming desk on 01473 324827.

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