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The Country Land and Business Association is urging people visiting our region's countryside to remember that it's a working environment.
The CLA says there have been reports of damage caused by those trespassing and it's warning the public to stay on marked footpaths and to be vigilant around farm machinery.
Thousands of people flocked to the Tendring Show in Essex on Saturday.
The event at Lawford House Park near Manningtree put on a display of farm machinery and animals - this year's theme was was demonstrating the work done on a modern Tendring farm.
The event attracts around 25,000 visitors each year. Visitors came to see a range of farm animals and machinery, both historic and modern, as well as a host of stalls and family activities.
Teams of strawberry pickers will be hoping to be the quickest, as they take part in the Tiptree Strawberry Race near Colchester in Essex, which starts at 9am this morning.
The annual event raises money for charity, with many turning up in fancy dress. This years theme is the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
All money raised this year will go towards providing a special summer lunch for Tiptree pensioners.
A farmer is urging dog owners to be more responsible after a number of his animals were left killed or injured in a series of attacks.
Peter Gear says attacks on lambs, ewes and geese on his land in Hertfordshire are starting to threaten his livelihood.
Police say they believe domestic dogs on the loose are to blame and have launched an investigation.
Click below to watch our report from Sarah Beecroft. You may find some of the images disturbing.
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The price of farmland has hit an all time high according to new figures. During the second half of last year the average cost of an acre in our region rose from £7250 to £7,625. It is now at the highest level since records began in 1995.
Three food producers in the region have won the East of England Co-op's Producer of the Year awards.
Rossi Ice Cream from Southend have scooped the Essex award. Buxton Potato Company have won for Norfolk and Lane Farm Country Foods from Brundish, near Woodbridge, have been voted producer of the year for Suffolk.
All three producers now go through to the national finals.
Farmers are being warned to step up their security to counter an expected rise in rural crime.
The Country Land and Business Association says October and November are statistically the two months of the year when crime in the countryside is at its highest.
A new multi million pound project to help scientists and farmers work on new agri-tech projects is being launched.
The Norwich-Cambridge Agri-Tech Cluster aims to harness the scientific research that already exists in the region with the food and farming sector.
Backers of the scheme say it will take the lab to the land and translate agricultural research into improved productivity on the region's farms.