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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No decision on the European Commission’s proposals to extend current neonicotinoid restrictions to all outdoor crops when the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) met in December. Read more ...

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The European Commission is asking organisations and the public across Europe how well they think pesticide regulation is working – what do you think? – it’s now your chance to have a say. Read more ...

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The NFU has received correspondence from Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis outlining the Home Office’s approach to guaranteeing the rights of EU nationals currently resident and working in the UK. Read more ...

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If your farm or nursery enterprise uses professional pesticides to produce crops, ornamentals, fodder or feed including grassland and pasture, it’s time to fill in your integrated pest management (IPM) plan. Read more ...

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The NFU has been informed of two recent fatal accidents involving machinery and vehicles which may well have been preventable. Read more ...

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a number of recommendations, in its review of pension auto-enrolment, which will bring more people into the pension’s regime. Read more ...

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From 2012, all employers (starting with the largest employers) must enrol their eligible workers into a qualifying workplace pension scheme, if they are not already in one. Read more ...

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The NRoSO Advisory Board has approved an increase in fees from 1 January 2018 to reflect the overall costs that the scheme incurs.  The fees had remained unchanged since 2006, going forward the fees will be reviewed every three years. Read more ...

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NIAB courses delivered by ARTIS Training this January in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Shropshire and East Yorkshire focus on the control of black-grass, disease control in wheat, nutrient management for combinable crops and field vegetables, and optimising and improving potato crops. 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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