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

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An efficient and robustly risk and science-based UK pesticides regulation could achieve the triple win of maintaining the highest standards of consumer and environmental protection, enabling trade, and creating more benefits for UK farm businesses as we leave the EU, a new NFU report says. Read more ...

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The UK and the EU have now reached an agreement on what happens during the period immediately after Brexit, known as the implementation period. This is important as it will give citizens and businesses on both sides time to adjust before a new relationship with the EU is agreed. Read more ...

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NFU press officer Jo Rector reflects on a farm safety event run by the NFU which took place earlier this week, and the culture around health and safety on farm. Read more ...

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As the Easter holidays approach, the NFU’s farm safety adviser, Tom Price, has some timely guidance on children in the workplace. Read more ...

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Members, please be mindful of restrictions which could apply to the transport of fodder. Read more ...

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NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts yesterday gave evidence to an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on how fatalities and injuries from falls from height can be avoided. Read more ...

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The annual minimum wage rate increases can be missed by employers so you need to make sure you apply the correct rates after they increase. Read more ...

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Pre-emergence applications can be high risk for drift due to bare soils that release stored heat causing air/spray to rise, and there being no crop to intercept spray. Small spray droplets are particularly susceptible to spray drift. Read more ...

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Farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers are being encouraged to undertake knowledge updates to maintain their professional competence in the use of stewardship-label rodenticides. 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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There’s strength in members – that’s why the NFU Energy Service is giving Farmer & Grower members the chance to join an electricity buying group, ultimately offering collective buying power. During the past year, NFU members have saved up to 10% on their electricity contracts using the service and savings for you could be just around the corner. 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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