Mid-Norfolk MP George Freeman has hailed the launch of the Norwich-Cambridge Agri-Tech Cluster, calling it "vital for our region."
He believes that East Anglia has got a huge role to play in helping to "develop the innovations of modern agriculture."
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Blustery winds, with gales in places, through the evening and into the night, with further showers blowing through.
Farmers in the region are warning food prices could rise because of last month's dry weather and a new European ban on certain pesticides.
The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warning for coastal areas and tidal rivers in the Anglia region.