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

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The decision to reauthorise the use of glyphosate for five years is welcome news and testament to the hard work of British farmers in lobbying MEPs over its safety and benefits, the NFU said. Read more ...

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Read the NFU's letter to the Daily Mail as a response to a 'special report' on pesticides by Tom Rawstorne. Read more ...

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Proposals to extend the current restrictions on the use of neonicotinoids are set to be discussed by Member States in Brussels this week. Read more ...

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Farmers must ensure they use all the options available to them to combat pests, weeds and diseases in their crops, the NFU said today. Read more ...

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The theme for the event is 'Building confidence in beneficials'. Speakers and panellists will include experts from the NFU as well as Prime Agriculture, AICC, ADAS, NIAB EMR, CEH, Rothamsted Research and Stockbridge Technology Centre. Read more ...

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From 1 January 2018 farmers and growers will only be able to purchase professional rodenticides if they can show they are part of a compliant assurance scheme, or that they have completed an approved training course. Read more ...

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Farmers gathered in Cornwall on Tuesday for a practical workshop in farm safety, following the NFU’s Safe and Healthy Working for all Ages event in October. Read more ...

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The HSE has now published a draft Agriculture Intervention Strategy. This sets out in more detail the mix of intervention activities the HSE is considering to help secure the effective management and control of risk in agriculture over the next 5 years. Read more ...

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The fourth Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) is taking place from 9 - 18 February 2018. All you have to do is spend about 30 minutes recording the species and number of birds seen on one particular area of the farm. Read more ...

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Lyme disease also known as Lyme borreliosis is a potentially serious bacterial infection transmitted via tick bites. Read more ...

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An NFU letter has been sent to The Times in response to a front page story on 16 November, ‘Record number of EU workers in Britain despite Brexit vote’. 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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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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