Thursday, February 4

Taking the pea out of Norfolk's economy

News that farmers in Norfolk and Suffolk are set to lose £5m after Bird's Eye cancels their contracts to supply peas is a bitter blow.

It clearly highlights the risks of having your economic eggs in too few baskets.

Sugar beet growers are also under growing pressure, with spiralling fuel prices upping the cost of transporting beet to Wissington or Cantley.

Let's hope they're not next. Because there's a limit to how many campsites and golf courses the Norfolk countryside can sustain.

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