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Farmers should cash in as land prices rise in Cambridge

Mark-RussellDemand for land around Cambridge is defying the UK picture, according to a specialist at Carter Jonas.

UK-India alliance tackles crop killers

UK-India-cropsCrop science specialists in the UK and India are working on an East-meets-East collaboration targeting parasites that are killing potato and other crops worldwide.

Cambridge concern over agricultural land shortfall

FarmlandCambridge business leaders have called on the Government to act over a possible two million hectare shortfall of agricultural land by the year 2030.

UK-Colombia alliance on global food security

BIOS-TGAC Mario CaccamoDirector Mario Caccamo and Computational Biology Group Leader Dr Sarah Ayling at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norfolk visited BIOS, Colombia’s Centre for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, to explore potential collaborations in crop genomics and bioinformatics.

Technology in agriculture: cultivating the thrilling fields

Dr-Belinda-ClarkeAgri-tech provides the next focus for technology innovation offering tangible returns within short lead times says Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-Tech East. The organisation is creating a global innovation hub for the sector.

Agri-Tech quartet share £250k

Lane-Farm-FoodsFour agricultural technology companies from Cambridge and the East of England will share £250k – the first grant allocations from the new Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative, which has a total pot of £3.2 million.

Cash harvest for Anglia Farmers

Clarke-WillisA strong set of financial results have reflected a very successful year for agricultural purchasing organisation, Anglia Farmers.

Parsons wins horticulture competition

YHOH-prize – by Jonathan WardYou could have heard a leaf drop at the start of the Young Horticulturalist of the Year (YHOY) competition in Norfolk.

£1.76m for new Agri-Tech research centre

Barsby-NeillThe growing Agri-Tech sector in the East of England will have a new home to combine world-class research from Cambridge and Norwich through a new innovation centre to be created in Soham.

Open door to new homes of farms welcomed

Mark Russell of Carter JonasFarmers with redundant buildings are on track to gain the rights to convert them for residential use.

Prime arable land values hit £10k per acre in region

Alex Lawson, director of Savills farms and estates teamPrices for prime arable land in East Anglia increased by 19.4 per cent to average just under £10,000 per acre last year, Savills reports.

Birketts expands agricultural team

Jack Royall (centre front) with some of the Birketts agribusiness teamEast of England law firm Birketts has responded to growing demand for legal services within the agribusiness sector with expansion of its specialist agricultural team.

First Agri-tech Cluster director named

Dr Belinda ClarkeThe historic first agricultural technology cluster being steered from Cambridge and Norwich in the UK has unveiled inaugural director – plant scientist and bioscience specialist Dr Belinda Clarke.

Syngenta scythes into cost base

Syngenta Chief executive, Mike MackCrop science giant Syngenta, which has operations in Cambridge UK, is taking a scythe to global costs.

Global influencers dig in to agriculture showcase

Keith Dalton and Rupert LevyOrganisers of the agricultural industry’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services event have report a record-breaking attendance at the show’s new Peterborough home.

EU farming project launched at Cranfield University

Image courtesy – AgriFood and Biosciences InstituteThe first meeting of AGFORWARD, an EU funded research programme on agroforestry, has been held at Cranfield University.

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