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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With Britons seemingly unwilling  to labour in our fields, there’s a stark question – who exactly will pick our crops and process our food in the future? Read more ...

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The survey reveals the severity of the situation facing the UK food and drink supply chain without reassurances on the future of EU workers. Read more ...

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Our transport adviser, Thomas Price, looks at the driving licence entitlements you need to drive different types of agricultural vehicles on the road. Read more ...

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The Voluntary Initiative is urging oilseed rape growers to ‘change one thing’ this autumn to help avoid restrictions on key herbicides vital to the viability of the crop. Read more ...

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NFU Deputy President Minette Batters said: “The NFU is pleased that the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) will provide a detailed analysis on the UK’s labour requirements but we need this review to act quickly. Read more ...

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We’ve put together a Q&A to help with some of the most common queries. Read more ...

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Cattle, overhead powerlines, moving vehicles and a workshop – what do these have in common? The answer is that they have all featured in fatal farm accidents in the last three months. Read more ...

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Following the conclusions of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in March, the NFU is continuing to work with members and with other European farming unions to ensure the facts about glyphosate’s safety and importance are heard in the run-up to the reauthorisation decision due from the European Commission later this year. Read more ...

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The NFU has teamed up with the National Land Based College (NLBC) to provide farmers a platform to help steer how the industry develops its skills and talent. Read more ...

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Enhancing our agricultural landscapes:
Sustainable intensification in practice. Read more ...

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The sale marks the first time that a genetically engineered animal has been sold for food on the open market. Read more ...

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Scotland’s opt-out on growing GM crops must be protected after Brexit, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said. Read more ...

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Ireland should work to have all-island status as GMO-free to maintain biodiversity, according to Minister of State for Agriculture Andrew Doyle. Read more ...

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Europe’s policy on GM crops discriminates against the burgeoning arable sector in its new eastern member states, Romania's largest farmer has claimed. Read more ...

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Although much more research needs to be done, GM crops show enormous potential for being more nutritious than conventional crops, and – among other things – climate change resistant. Read more ...

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Scottish Government seeks confirmation that it will be able to maintain its ban on growing GM crops following Brexit, NFU Scotland has called for any decision to be based on a rational assessment of the underlying science. Read more ...

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Scottish Conservative Shadow Rural Economy Secretary Peter Chapman MSP has warned that the SNP-led Government’s ‘political decision’ to ban the cultivation GM crops could put Scottish farmers out of business. Read more ...

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Former NFU Vice President Paul Temple has been appointed chairman of the Voluntary Initiative (VI). 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 quarter the NFU puts together a list of some of the main agricultural and agriculture-related training courses and events. Read more ...

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