An insight into agricultural science, regulation and our work on behalf of our members.

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An insight into agricultural science, regulation and our work on behalf of our members.

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The NFU has called for a holistic approach to assessing the risks and costs to farming that result from the neonicotinoid ban. Read more ...

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Directive 2009/103/ sets out the minimum level of compulsory insurance to protect the victims of motor accidents in the EU. A European Court of Justice case interprets the Directive in such a way that UK law is no longer compliant. Read more ...

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Regulatory bodies across the globe have studied the scientific evidence on glyphosate and concluded that it is unlikely to pose a human health risk when used correctly. Below are links to a number of the most recent regulatory reports, and other independent reviews, that have said that glyphosate is safe to use. Read more ...

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released proposals for an industrial strategy covering regulatory Barriers, trade deals, innovation and skills. Read more ...

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Directive 2009/103/ sets out the minimum level of compulsory insurance to protect the victims of motor accidents in the EU. A European Court of Justice case interprets the Directive in such a way that UK law is no longer compliant. Read more ...

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Our transport expert Thomas Price looks at changes to road tax which could make timing a new car important...Read more ...

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On Farming Today there was a wrangle between Graeme Taylor from the European Crop Protection Association and Matt Shardlow from Buglife about the recent HFFA Research results on impacts of the neonicotinoid ban on oilseed rape yield. Read more ...

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The key questions about glyphosate answered. Read more ...

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From April 2017 the way Government funds apprenticeships is changing, which will impact on all employers looking to invest in apprentices. This includes a compulsory apprenticeship levy for some employers. Read more ...

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Scientists have discovered ten million different alterations in bread and pasta wheat varieties, which could provide a set of keys to improving the nutritional value and production of wheat worldwide. Read more ...

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The NFU is reviewing and updating a key exercise which sets out the priorities for agricultural research over the next two decades. Read more ...

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Artis is a national training platform focused led by NIAB focussed on the technical skills needed by farmers, growers, agronomists and the supply chain to improve crop production. The NFU has negotiated a 15% discount on the training courses offered by Artis for members.  Read more ...

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Here are some recent news items about agricultural biotechnology from around the world. Read more ...

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Every month the NFU puts together a list of some of the main agricultural and agriculture-related training courses and events. The area-by-area list features events across England and Wales and includes courses ranging from tractor driver training to sheep shearing. Read more ...

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