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Council's urged to help farmers

Can council's help first time farmers? Photo: ITV News Anglia

The rising price of agricultural land is making it increasingly difficult for young farmers to start up their own farms.

Now council's in the East are being encouraged to combat the problem by renting land to first generation farmers.

Price of agricultural land hit record high Credit: ITV News Anglia

It comes after it was revealed that Farmland prices across the East of England have hit a record high.

In less than 10 years the cost of land per acre has more than trebled according to the latest Rural Land Market Survey.

During the first six months of the year an acre cost just over £7,000 compared to 2004- when one acre was around £2,000.