Average values for prime arable land increased by 1.9 per cent to £7,800 per acre across Great Britain during Q1 of this year outperforming the residential performance of prime central London (1.3 per cent) for the same period. This growth exceeds that for the same quarter of last year according to the latest research from Savills.
Alan Bartlett and Sons (Chatteris) Limited has commissioned the installation of what is thought to be the largest privately owned, roof mounted solar panel system for self-use in the UK, thanks to support from Barclays.
The recent cold snap has brought red hot business for Weatherquest, based at Norwich Research Park.
Morrison Freight has launched a new agricultural machinery transport division.
A Norfolk farm has built a 12 million gallon reservoir to boost crop production – thanks to funding of £250,000 from Barclays.
As low milk prices continue to put pressure on the livelihoods of dairy farmers, one Norfolk farmer is determined to keep his business buoyant with a combination of innovative business ideas and the addition of renewable energy to cut costs.
A pest control specialist is creating a buzz by collecting swarms of bees he’s asked to destroy – and moving them to a sanctuary he’s developing in Cambridge.
A cutting-edge Norfolk UK research project designed to increase cereal crop yields worldwide is being backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
UK farmland values are on course for a 10th consecutive year of annual growth and set to grow further, an agribusiness expert in Savills Cambridge has forecast.
Respected agribusiness adviser Andrew Slack has joined chartered accountants Ensors’ Rural and Agricultural team, working out of the Huntingdon office.
Eagle Genomics, a Cambridge UK based bioinformatics company, and Rijk Zwaan, a breeder and producer of vegetable seeds, have completed an innovative research project that will help develop improved seeds for farmers and commercial producers of watermelon, cucumber and tomato.
Almost a third of farmers across England and Wales will be involved in some form of renewable energy production, use or supply this summer, research by the National Farmers’ Union and NatWest reveals.
A UK company hopes it has sowed the seeds of success for England’s soccer team at the upcoming Euro 2012 championship.
Arable farmers across the West and Central Midlands have been given a boost ahead of harvest after the 27,000 tonne grain store at Stratford-upon-Avon operated by Arable Crop Storage (ACS) had its application to merge with a store in Cambridgeshire approved by the UK Financial Services Authority.
A new centre of excellence for plant research is planned in China following a joint symposium in Shanghai between researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the John Innes Centre in Norwich UK.
Suffolk Agricultural Association reports that the Suffolk Farm Business Competition is back again in 2012 and will be bigger and better than ever with a slightly new format.
- Anglia Farmers a growing force
- Bull charge sets farm prices soaring
- Agri-businesses region’s biggest profit makers
- New advice team for farmers in region
- Renewable energy turns farms into thrilling fields
- Wellgrain secures £12 million ABL funding deal
- £20m funding for farmers
- Seeds sown for new crop of farmers
- Farmers thrown pay and pensions lifeline
- Update on £50 million green fund for farmers
- Farmers fight rising costs and inflation
- Pig breeders set for £20m China export boom
- Agri-crime surge in East of England
- £8,000 an acre for ‘fields of gold’
- Norfolk firm a mash hit with Asda
- New chairman for Anglia farmers
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