Agriculture

Sheep grazing at an operational Lightsource Solar Farm-a

Farmers invited to meet Euro election candidates as NFU calls for “sustainable and competitive food production”

European election candidates in the East of England are being urged to back British farming ahead of next month’s vote.

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Defra team visits The Co-operative's Coldham farm. left: Lord Jim Knight, the opposition spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; David Watson, The Co-operative Farms' Head of Arable Operations; Tom Paybody, The Co-operative's Farm Manager at Coldham; and Gavin Shuker MP, Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

102 years after they began farming at Coldham, Co-op announces sale of its 3,800 acre estate in wake of banking scandal

The Co-operative group is to sell its 3,800 acre estate in Fenland- together with 14 other farms totalling 50,000 acres- following publication of “pretty ugly” results by its banking division.

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Nordelph Farm, the 15m gallon reservoir

Norfolk fen silt farm on market for £15.75 million

One of the largest blocks of grade one silt in the West Norfolk Fens to be sold on the open market for some years has a price tag of £15.75m.

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Fenland Celery

Fenland Celery joins the ranks of Stilton cheese as it is awarded protected name status by the European Commission

Growers of a specialist celery crop could be on the verge of reaping a money-spinning harvest, after the product secured a prized European mark of quality - putting it on a par with other foods such as Melton Mowbray Pork Pies and Stilton cheese.

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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman. Photograph Simon Parker

MP hails the potential impact of new scientific partnership between Cambridge and Norwich

A historic new link between Norfolk and Cambridgeshire which will be launched today could be a catalyst for new ways of raising cash for infrastructure, an MP has said.

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