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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.

£2.5m boost for agricultural technology

Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership LEP chief executive Grahame Nix and chairman Mark ReeveAgricultural technology business in Cambridge and East Anglia can tap into two new UK funds worth a combined £2.5 million.

Cambridge area land still big business

Mark Russell, a rural partner of Carter JonasThe rural agency of Carter Jonas has concluded the sale of just over 25 acres of arable land in Cambridgeshire which, driven by strong competition between neighbours, sold significantly in excess of the guide price.

Farmers cash in on field of gold

AF Group CEO, Clarke WillisMembers of the UK’s largest agricultural purchasing group borrowed £2.6 million through a peer-to-peer lending scheme during 2013.

CAP shareout could test East Anglian farmers’ largesse

Chris-HawkinsFarmers in East Anglia could face losing some of their EU payments to upland farmers in the west and north if the Common Agricultural Policy shareout in England is altered in 2015, according to rural experts at property consultancy Carter Jonas.

Cambridge technology to stop the killing fields

Gary-KempCambridge Consultants has devised novel radar technology to create hi-tech tractors that could end the killing fields scenario on UK farms.

New agri-tech cluster brings lab to the land

Lord David SainsburyThe UK is set to grab a European lead in promoting agricultural science & technology with the launch this Friday of a new Norwich-Cambridge AgriTech Cluster.

New director joins Anglia Farmers board

Robert-AlstonA new director has been appointed to the board of agricultural purchasing group Anglia Farmers (AF).

500 jobs in new agri technology initiative

Deputy Prime Minister Nick CleggA new agricultural technology initiative for North Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk was unveiled today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. It is designed to create hundreds of new jobs and a significant number of fresh businesses.

UK land use represents poor value for society

FarmlandEconomists from the University of East Anglia (UEA) claim that land in the UK is not being used to its best advantage.

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