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

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The HSE recently published its annual report on workplace fatal injuries. The NFU's farm safety and transport policy adviser, Tom Price, summarises its findings. Read more ...

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The British poultry industry launched a new apprenticeship standard for poultry workers at the British Pig & Poultry Fair on 15 May, creating a pipeline to bring skilled workers into the sector and develop existing skills and talent. Read more ...

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With the current heatwave predicted to last, there is an increased risk of wild fires such as the ones seen in Marlow, Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor. There is always a risk of fire on farms but high temperatures, lack of rain and harvest make the risk greater. Read more ...

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A handy page with useful links to health advice while working outdoors in the hot weather. Read more ...

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At the end of June, MEPs on the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee voted on its opinion of the implementation of the EU’s pesticides regulation (1107/2009). Read more ...

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One-in-three farmers who took part in a stewardship probe believe permanent rodenticide baiting is essential – contrary to the guidelines. Read more ...

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Last week was the 7th annual Bee Week in the European Parliament and the main theme discussed was “How is the agricultural community mobilised to protect bees?” Read more ...

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A new study by UK-based agricultural economists PG Economics has concluded that GM crop technology continues to deliver very significant net economic benefits at farm level. 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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