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

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The NFU urged senior MEPs to support the renewal of glyphosate at a dinner in Brussels this week held ahead of a crucial European Parliament debate. Read more ...

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The aim of this event is to bring together members who want to see change happen and help make farming a safer, healthier and more productive industry with the best use of its most important resource - farmers! Read more ...

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Farmers are being urged to keep making the case for glyphosate on social media and to their MEPs, as the campaign to get it reapproved enters its crucial final phase. Read more ...

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This week I am joining more than 200 policy-makers, regulators, industry and grower representatives from over 35 countries with the aim of ‘filling the crop protection toolbox for growers’ Read more ...

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Guy Smith has been re-elected as vice-chair of the Copa working group on phytosanitary questions after two years in the role. He will continue to champion science-based policymaking and campaign for farmers' access to plant protection products. Read more ...

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The NFU has teamed up with Network Rail to remind farmers to stay safe when using level crossings on their farm. Read more ...

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The NFU recently organised a roundtable discussion between farming and food businesses, labour providers and the independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to ensure that concerns over industry workforce requirements were being heard loud and clear. Read more ...

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A reporting process for suspected breaches of UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime point-of-sale checks has been introduced. Read more ...

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NFU Vice-president Guy Smith will chair a highly-anticipated crop protection seminar at CropTec, held at the East of England showground on 29 and 30 November. Read more ...

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Our new briefing gives you the inside line on labour market conditions and the wider economic picture. Read more ...

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The Prince's Farm Resilience Programme supports small and medium sized family farm businesses to improve efficiency and resilience with free specialist guidance and one-to-one advice. Read more ...

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A new barn owl monitoring study has been published as part of the surveillance being carried out by the UK Rodenticide Stewardship regime. Read more ...

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Europe is being left behind as the rest of the world rapidly adopts new and innovative breeding technologies, warns NFU Crops Adviser Tori Morgan  Read more ...

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Reduced-cost registration fees are available for a half day session at the British Crop Production Council's annual congress on 31 October at the Brighton Metropole. Read more ...

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Farmers, growers and advisers are invited to join industry workshops designed to bring together the best research and most effective practical approaches to soil management on-farm. Read more ...

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The NFU sees biotechnology as a critical part of the solution in helping farmers and growers meet some of the production challenges they face. Read more ...

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Click here to read 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. Read more ...

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