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

Cross sector workshop Future-proofing your business NFU18_51915

The NFU has launched its #SeeItChangeIt campaign at #NFU18 – its latest initiative to improve safety and wellbeing on farms. Read more ...

Cross sector workshop Future-proofing your business NFU18_51924

The NFU urges farmers to get behind the #SeeItChangeIt campaign by filling out a Promise Card – tweet us, stick it on your fridge or simply keep it on your bedside table – but use it to make one change that will improve your own wellbeing and that of the farming industry. Read more ...

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More than 13,000 users of professional-use-only rat baits have undergone training and been awarded approved certification since the introduction of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime in 2016. Read more ...

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published updated risk assessments on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides. Read more ...

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Business Secretary Greg Clark announced a £90 million fund for agri-tech in a keynote speech to conference. The funding is designed to help food and farming businesses to access and use innovative technology, such as AI and robotics. Read more ...

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The HSE is currently part way through a targeted 500 farm inspection programme. The aim of the HSE is to target priority topics and promote key messages that address some of the main causes of death and ill health in agriculture. Read more ...

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If you’ve been to a Monitor Farm meeting in England or Wales in the last 12 months, AHDB wants to hear your views. Read more ...

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The Fresh Produce Consortium has published the second edition of industry guidance on providing caravan accommodation for temporary workers.  The first edition was produced in 2017. Read more ...

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Hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2018 on 10 June. Read more ...

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ASSIST is an initial five-year £11 million research programme that, with support from the farming industry, will meet the challenge of feeding growing populations without causing unacceptable environmental damage. Read more ...

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Advice for NFU members: Severe temperatures, snowfall, red diesel and flooding (and more) 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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