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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Three recent accidents serve as a reminder that safety on farm remains an important issue for all those in the industry. Read more ...

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Members are invited to contribute to the NFU's response to the Low Pay Commission's consultation on the National Minimum and Living Wage rates for 2018. Read more ...

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NFU transport expert Tom Price provides reminders on the wide vehicle rules, the speed limits for agricultural vehicles and when you might need to notify the police before going out on the road.  Read more ...

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The NFU recently reminded members to check animal transport authorisations and to allow plenty of time for renewal, if required. Members have asked for clarification as to whether separate authorisations are needed for each business they operate in. Read more ...

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Education is essential when one in four people will experience mental health problems in their life. That’s why student Jerome Fielder is campaigning to change the curriculum when it comes to depression. Read more ...

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At the Royal Cornwall Show, NFU Farm Safety and Transport Advisor Tom Price outlined how farmers can help to protect themselves and their employees by having robust safety procedures in place. Read more ...

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The NFU is very concerned about the European Commission proposals to extend the ban of neonicotinoids to non-flowering crops. Read more ...

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A ban would reduce agriculture’s contribution to UK GDP by an estimated £930 million. It would also have knock-on effects on employment and tax revenues across the country, with an estimated £193 million reduction in tax revenues, the report says. Read more ...

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The Metaldehyde Stewardship Group has launched an enhanced campaign for 2017 to ensure maximum protection of the environment, and in particular birds, small mammals and water. Read more ...

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It is the culmination of a £98,000 project, supported by £200,000-worth of in-kind funding by industry, to review the former Fertiliser Manual (RB209), which was last updated in 2010. Read more ...

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NFU members met this week with global IT solutions companies at a techUK event, as part of a joint initiative to build a new network in agri-tech for members. As representatives of the biggest tech companies in the world, techUK and members discussed the data and technology solutions available for the production challenges faced by farmers and growers. Read more ...

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Science and research never ends, one project may provide answers but it will also pose more questions. So we’re learning all the time, which for us at the NFU allows us to better inform our policy work, lobbying and decisions. Read more ...

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Pollinators play a key role in farming and farmers are working with beekeepers to ensure they provide a safe and beneficial environment for bees. Gloucestershire farmer James Cox talks about his involvement in the BeeConnected project and what he’s doing on his farm to balance food production and environmental stewardship. Read more ...

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The Voluntary Initiative (VI) is seeking a new independent chair to lead the organisation which promotes the responsible use of pesticides in agriculture and horticulture. 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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