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Covid-19 fightback by Norfolk farmers

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While many business leaders across the county are scratching their heads as they ponder ways of recovering from the economic devastation wreaked by Covid-19, the region’s farmers are seizing the positives.

Cath Crowther, who is East regional director for the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), said:“While the big supermarket chains struggled for many weeks to supply eggs, flour and yeast for example, it was the local independent farm shops, with short supply chains and high quality, locally sourced produce, which have filled a much-needed gap.”

It is a point with which Richard Beamish, farm manager at Holkham Estate agreed…