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The principal of a regional land college said he was looking forward to a recently-announced boost in government funding “after two decades of funding squeezes that our sector has taken in stoic silence”.

Farmers’ leaders are seeking views on planning rules in advance of an expected shake-up of the system.

A packed programmed of culinary demonstrations are set to stir up the senses at this year’s Suffolk Show.

An RSPCA decision to press ahead with the implementation of aerial perching on its Freedom Foods free range egg units could be “detrimental” to hen welfare, a free range egg producers’ group has claimed.

A Stowmarket energy drinks company was among 15 local producers across East Anglia chosen from 75 to take part in a pitch to supermarket giant Morrisons this month.

A fast-growing chemistry engineering firm is set to move to new and larger premises as it gears up for growth.

The chairman of international farming and marketing business, G’s Fresh, will be guest speaker at an Ipswich Suffolk Business Club lunch at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, on May 11.

A Suffolk brewery says it sees no evidence of export sales drying up following the Brexit vote, after securing new deals in Norway and in the Cayman Islands.

Train operator Greater Anglia is set to become a preferred train partner of London music and entertainment venue The O2.

Skills training

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Businesses in Tendring can sign up for funded training to help improve the skills of their staff.

The Ipswich business community was given an insight into a different way of operating as they were told about what it’s like to work for John Lewis Partnership at an event hosted by a Christian organisation.

The transport secretary has appointed a barrister from an East Anglian law firm as deputy traffic commissioner for the East of England.

A naming ceremony is set to take place on Friday, April 21, to celebrate the opening of a new bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ipswich.

Easter rail upgrades including the installation of 5.6km of wire at Seven Kings are set to improve the reliability of the London to Norwich line, Network Rail says.

A free range egg producer hit by restrictions imposed to stop the spread of bird flu welcomed a government decision to lift them this week.

When Suffolk-based Reverend Canon Richard Addington set up his Addington Fund to support the pig farming community in East Anglia, little did he realise the potential reach of his charity.

A Suffolk-made sauce is set to accompany pub meals in the north-west of England.

Ecological focus areas (EFAs) can help offset the impact of farming practice on the environment, an EU report has found.

Extreme variations between the east and the west of England are causing headaches for potato growers, according to agronomists.

Rural businesses will need to embrace change if they are to thrive post-Brexit, a land expert has warned.

Great British Bake Off’s new presenter, Prue Leith, has urged shoppers to back UK farmers by buying British.

A proposed merger between two of leading farming and food educational charities, Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) and FACE (Farming & Countryside Education), has been announced.

Horticultural students are cutting a celebrated flower tower which they have created for successive Suffolk Shows down to size at this year’s event.

East Anglia-based Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Trucks Ltd saw trucks and vans sales soar last year as normality returned to the truck market.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce members will be able to check out customers’ credit-worthiness and access a 5.2m business database at a discounted rate as part of a deal with information services firm Experian.

Wendy Houston describes herself as a “real-life, living and breathing” farmer. It’s a role she’s held for the last 20 years, juggling it with child-rearing and family life.

East Anglian free range poultry farmers hit by restrictions imposed to try and stamp out bird flu in the UK have welcomed an announcement that they will be lifted this week.

Bird flu restrictions imposed to try to stamp out an outbreak of the H5N8 strain in England are set to be lifted on Thursday, April 13.

A new dedicated Horse and Country Ring is set to introduce Suffolk Show goers to its equine stars.

This year’s dry winter – and the lack of rain in long-range forecasts – could have contributed to two major heathland fires in Suffolk on Saturday.

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