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

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The Farm Safety Partnership (FSP) has set a target to reduce the number of farming fatalities by at least 50% by the summer of 2023, in its latest initiative to transform the safety record in the farming industry. Read more ...

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On the 3 of May Kent welcomed a host of visitors from the horticultural, scientific and environmental worlds for the launch of NIAB EMR as a LEAF Innovation Centre and Blackbird Farming as a LEAF Demonstration Farm. Read more ...

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Do trailers and agricultural vehicles need to be road worthy? The answer is 100% YES. Read more ...

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The European Commission’s extension of the ban on the use of neonicotinoids to all outdoor crops is a regrettable decision that is not justified by the evidence, the NFU said today. Read more ...

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Defra has approved an emergency authorisation for the use of asulam for bracken control for 2018. This is the fifth consecutive year that emergency use has been approved by Defra. Find out the relevant dates for 2018.  Read more ...

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Dr Andrew Speedy, Chair of Judges, said: “We’re looking for new ideas and innovations, particularly those relying upon Europe’s satellite navigation services EGNOS, Galileo and the European Earth Observation programme, Copernicus. Read more ...

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British Farmer & Grower magazine looks at how some parts of the industry are turning to technology to help mitigate worker shortages and boost productivity. 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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