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National Farmers' Union

Suffolk farmers fear their industry will be at the sharp end of Brexit, and feel deep frustration at the way in which it is being handled by politicians.

An initiative aimed at persuading more UK growers to farm in an environmentally sustainable way is set to be given a boost at an event in Suffolk.

A 'no-deal' Brexit will cause a huge headache for UK organic growers as their crop values plummet, an organic farmers' leader based at Bury St Edmunds has warned.

Farmers must try to avoid a 'just get on with it' attitude that could risk them coming off worse in the Brexit stakes, a farmers' leader has warned.

A national farm secretary conference two years in the planning brought delegates from all over the UK to Suffolk to hear how its farm businesses were diversifying and thriving.

East Anglian pig farmers are facing a tough time, with some choosing to exit the industry as incomes plummet.

Around 100 farm secretaries from all over the country will be gathering in Suffolk for what's likely to be a very well-organised weekend.

Suffolk farmers' concerns - from the future of water abstraction licences to the risks posed by a 'no deal' Brexit - were put before MPs and government officials at a special meeting in Westminster.

A strong contingent of Essex and Suffolk farmers joined more than 1,000 delegates at the National Farmers' Union's (NFU) annual conference in Birmingham.

A prototype fruit-picking robot being developed on an Essex jam maker's farm has featured in a report on farming of the future.

Worried East Anglian farmers say they have been left in limbo after the industry sought to nail the government down at a key annual conference on what kind of future the sector faces as Brexit looms.

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has welcomed a new county adviser for Suffolk.

A report suggesting plant-based diets are better for us, and better for the planet, has provoked mixed reactions from East Anglia's food and farming community, with some pointing out the important role livestock plays in creating good farm systems.

The government must do more to help out farmers who didn't receive their farm subsidy payments in December, farmers' leaders say.

Worried East Anglian farmers' leaders warned that a 'no deal' Brexit would have a 'serious impact' on rural businesses as the political crisis deepened following a crushing defeat for prime minister Theresa May's European Union (EU) exit strategy.

Farm businesses in Suffolk and Essex ar 'extremely concerned' about the political paralysis over Brexit, a farmers' leader says.

No one can provide an indication of the next step on our journey to a post Brexit future.

An East Anglian farmers' leader is cautioning against creating a post-Brexit divide between those able to afford food reared and grown to a high standard in the UK and those who can't.

A Suffolk tractor driver who died after he was crushed by a piece of farm machinery had not followed safety guidelines, an inquest has heard.

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) is urging farmers and growers to use the next few months to carry out a 'health check' on their abstraction licences to make sure they are fit to meet current needs.

Sector leaders have their say on Theresa May's Brexit deal

A report from a committee chaired by a Suffolk lord, which is calling for sheep and cattle numbers to be cut to tackle climate change, has come under fire from farmers' leaders.

A farmers' leader called on those involved in the industry to reach out more to the public as he visited Suffolk this week.

The government's agriculture bill came under fire for failing to focus enough on healthy food production as Suffolk farmers met this week.

British Sugar has come under fire from the National Farmers' Union (NFU) after technical difficulties led it to take down its online sugar beet grower portal, prompting criticism about its investment in the industry.

A major tax break for farmers is unlikely to be on the chancellor's chopping board in Monday's budget, experts believe.

East Anglian agricultural consultants are holding a timely conference at Newmarket aimed at helping the farming sector face future challenges for the industry.

Hundreds of people across Essex took part in harvest celebrations as the National Harvest Torch came to the county.

Farmers' leaders have called for measures to combat volatility following a mixed harvest.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to play a key role in improving productivity in East Anglian farming as the region fosters improved trade links with countries such as China, delegates at a House of Lords event heard.

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