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Open Farm Sunday puts farming in the spotlight
More than 225 farms opened their gates to the public last month to celebrate the best of British agriculture. The industry’s 18th annual Open Farm Sunday on 9 June saw events take place across East Anglia. Organised by the Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) charity since, the day put... Read more
OBEs for agri-scientists in Birthday Honours List
Two of the region’s leading agri-scientists were recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours list for their outstanding achievements. Professor Diane Saunders, of the John Innes Centre; and Agri-TechE director Belinda Clarke both received OBEs – joining hundreds of eminent people from all walks of life who also received awards.... Read more
New government ‘must secure farming future’
Industry leaders have urged the new government to set out how it will ensure a certain future for UK food and farming. The reminder to make sure food security is top of the political agenda is contained in a joint open letter from the NFU, British Retail Consortium, UK... Read more
Targeted cultivation is focus at Groundswell
Kuhn’s popular Striger 600R strip-till cultivator will be a main feature on its stand at Groundswell, highlighting how growers can reduce soil movement to improve structure, along with lowering operating costs. The Striger works soil in precise narrow bands to match seed placement. This leaves the rest of the... Read more
Slurry inoculant makes Groundswell debut
A regenerative slurry inoculant will be exhibited for the first time at Groundswell by manufacturers Sylgen Animal Health. Called SlurryForSoil, the inoculant has been specially formulated for soil and plant health, says Sylgen director Geoff Hooper. It reflects the company’s commitment to foster sustainable and profitable agricultural practices, he... Read more
Groundswell marks ninth anniversary
A jam-packed programme of exhibitors, demonstrations and talks promises to greet visitors to this year’s Groundswell event. Entering its ninth year, the Groundswell festival provides a forum for farmers and others interested in food production or the environment to learn about the theory and practical applications of conservation agriculture... Read more
Norfolk farm sale ‘biggest’ of 2024
Three Norfolk farms with a combined value of almost £10.7m have come to market in what agents believe could be the county’s biggest farm sale this year. The productive and versatile arable farms, spanning 965 acres of land between the villages of Mileham and Gressenhall near Dereham, are currently farmed as a... Read more
Call for next government to recognise farming
Would-be MPs are being urged to recognise the role of food and farming as candidates pitch for the rural vote ahead of next month’s general election. Confidence among farmers is the lowest since the NFU began its annual state of the industry survey in 2010. Farm businesses are being... Read more
New improved SFI offer is broader and more flexible
More than 100 options to generate additional revenue are now available to producers who sign up to the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI). The government’s latest offer – which increases the number of SFI options from 23 to 102 from July – was published on 21 May as the government... Read more
Show season highlights best of British food and farming
A bumper season of agricultural shows gets under way this month – highlighting the best of East Anglia’s food and farming industries to an eager public. In the south of the region, the South Suffolk Show takes place on Sunday, 12 May, at Ampton point-to-point racecourse, just off the... Read more