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

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The NFU has helped to secure the future use of a number of key plant protection products for commercial poppy growing in the UK. Read more ...

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NFU director of policy Andrew Clark gave evidence recently on behalf of members to the Work and Pensions Select Committee, in which he highlighted concerns over the implementation of Universal Credit. Read more ...

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a paper outlining the best available information on the numbers of agricultural workers in the UK. Read more ...

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NFU chief horticulture and potatoes adviser, Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, has written a response to Juliet Samuel’s piece in The Telegraph (‘Britain must pay the price for living off the fruits of cheap EU workers’ – 6 February 2018) Read more ...

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A new study by Reading University has confirmed that rats in some parts of the country are resistant to some of the most widely-used poison baits. Read more ...

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Countryside Classroom is a free to access online portal that pulls together, for the very first time, high-quality resources to use in the classroom, places to visit with a class and people to ask for expert advice and support from across the UK, covering the topics of food, farming and the natural environment. Read more ...

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The NFU’s chief adviser for renewable energy and climate change, Dr Jonathan Scurlock, coordinated a thorough update of the bioenergy chapter of the Open University/Oxford University Press textbook Renewable Energy: Power for a Sustainable Future. He has also contributed to the chapters on solar power and renewable energy integration. 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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