Agriculture News

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Police proudly showed off the photograph of a Honda CR-V they seized from hare coursers at a Fenland garage.

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Growing wheat in an apple orchard can reduce soil erosion and increase carbon capture, according to a Fenland farmer who has created the UK’s largest “agroforestry” operation.

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A traditional planning condition that only allows ‘members of the agricultural population’ to live in a rural Fenland home could be overruled if planners approve an application for lawful use.

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Fifteen start-up agritech businesses - employing up to 45 people -will have access to new work and research facilities at Barn4, a £2.5m purpose-built facility on the outskirts of Cambridge.

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A bumper crop of watermelons has been grown during the “best ever” growing season at an East Anglian farm – helped by the sunniest spring on record and the current heatwave.

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The announcement by East Cambs Council on Friday to build a pet cemetery at Mepal comes as a family run farming and transport business had just announced proposals for a pet crematorium at Littleport.

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Farmers have been urged to follow “Safe Stop” procedures to prevent machinery accidents during the busy harvest season – with one Ely firm finding an inventive solution.

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Police have shared a video of the shocking aftermath hare coursers left behind in rural Cambridgeshire.

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A jeep once owned by victorious Second World War general and US president Dwight D Eisenhower was left unsold at an East Anglian auction after bids failed to reach the £120,000 reserve price.

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An outgoing regional farmers’ leader admitted that she personally “struggled to see the benefits of Brexit” as she prepares to move to France.

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A jeep given to General Eisenhower after he masterminded Allied victory in the Second World War – and driven during his term as US president – is for sale at an East Anglian auction.

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Eleven more staff members at the Princes food factory in Wisbech have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 25 cases.

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Two Romanians who flagged down police late at night on a rural Cambridgeshire road led to four arrests for modern day slavery.

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The Princes’ factory in Wisbech has closed for 24 hours to be deep cleaned after 14 staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

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The Littleport Parkrun Buddies continue to support the community by welcoming new joiners with open arms and fundraising for charity.

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