Agriculture

Friday, August 9, 2019

A transport business founded in 1956 at Haddenham with a single Bedford truck and which has grown today to include a fleet of over 330 vehicles and 700 curtain-side trailers has been sold to Turners of Soham.

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A farmer from the Fens is begging his agricultural colleagues to not hold up long lines of traffic as they "shouldn't be such idiots on the road".

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Interviews continue and more than 600 emails and documents have been examined as part of a county council inquiry into its decision to award a council owned farm house to its deputy leader Cllr Roger Hickford.

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A new farm to help people gain confidence, life skills and improve their wellbeing through animal therapy has opened in Wisbech.

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A Wisbech farming company has received a funding boost of nearly £1 million to help them "transform farming in the Fens".

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A teenager from Emneth impressed at the Royal Norfolk Show by winning first place in the young handlers sheep section.

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The need for better water infrastructure was among the investment priorities which farmers discussed with treasury minister Elizabeth Truss during her visit to the Royal Norfolk Show.

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G's summed up their Open Farm Sunday event in just one word "wow".

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The Government has scuppered a bid by St John's College, Cambridge, to build 95 homes at Estover, March.

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Farms across Norfolk will open their gates to the public today - giving visitors a rare chance to discover how their food is produced, how animals are reared, and how our countryside is managed.

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The Fens is a food production powerhouse worth £3.1bn to the East's economy - but more must be done to protect its vast contributions to the nation's larders, says a new report.

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