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

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

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With harvest underway in many areas, we're reminding members about the importance of safety and of staying legal on the roads. 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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NFU transport and farm safety adviser Tom Price provides reminders on wide vehicle rules, the speed limits for agricultural vehicles and when you might need to notify the police before going out on the road. Read more ...

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The pesticides diquat, thiram and pymetrozine look set to be lost as a vote on pesticides legislation in a Brussel’s Appeal Committee last week delivered a ‘no opinion’ position. Read more ...

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Many people work on farms; employees, workers or self-employed independent contractors. This article seeks to navigate the legal position in determining which category a person falls into, which isn't as straightforward as you might think. Read more ...

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The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland wants to hear from you about your current and future user requirements of their Differential GPS service. Read more ...

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The HSE have notified us of a serious incident in Devon where a farmer was tragically killed in a fire whilst he was cutting grass. Read more ...

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West Midlands farm manager, Jake Freestone, sends a warning about the impact of EU bans on biotech and pesticide tools. Read more ...

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With the extended spell of dry weather set to continue, we have pulled together all the relevant information, help and advice here in one place. Read more ...

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NFU member and County Chair for Lancashire, Olly Harrison and Nuffield Scholar, Aarun Naik talk about the work they're doing to break down the barriers to talking about mental wellbeing. Read more ...

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If a fire breaks out in field or farm and the fire service attends, access to water supplies to supplement water carried on fire engines could be vital. Read more ...

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Accidents involving moving and overturning vehicles are the most common cause of serious and fatal injuries in agriculture, and quad bikes, or all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), often play a part. Read more ...

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Whether you accidentally step through a skylight on a fragile roof or just lose your balance on an upturned bucket, a fall from height on farm can be fatal. Read more ...

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It is all too easy to become complacent when handling cattle, but the risk of injury, and even death, is ever-present when working with these animals. Read more ...

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Every year farmers, their families and colleagues are killed because they are run over by their own vehicle or pulled into machinery after they have left the cab with the engine running. Read more ...

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The NFU has produced a new guide as part of the Good Neighbour Initiative to help sprayer operators meet legal requirements and build good relationships with neighbours when using pesticides. Read more ...

Farm Safety Week 2018_55310

Farms are also often homes and this means that, unlike other industries, children can have access to the workplace. Read more ...

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Farmers are this week taking to social media to champion Farm Safety Week, highlighting one thing they will do to make their farm safer and encouraging others to do the same. Read more ...

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Syngenta has withdrawn its support for the use of Reglone at 1.0 l/ha without a valid SMART test pass. Read more ...

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As Farm Safety Week 2018 gets in to full swing, we are gathering examples of what NFU members are doing to improve the safety of themselves, their employees and their family on farm. Read more ...

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The EU has asked for feedback on a draft regulation that lists high-risk plants and plants for which a phytosanitary certificate is not required. Read more ...

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The NFU, together with other agricultural organisations, is continuing to work with farmers to focus on improving their health and safety on farm and making changes for the better, as new figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that farming remains the sector with the poorest safety record. Read more ...

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The OSR herbicides? Think Water initiative has launched a new set of guidelines to provide farmers and spray operators with practical advice to prevent OSR herbicides entering water. Read more ...

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Bayer announced last week that it will appeal against the recent ruling of the General Court of the European Union (Case T-429/13), which upheld the legality of the European Commission’s 2013 neonicotinoid restrictions. Read more ...

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Due to the shortage of cereal straw this year, some growers are baling rape straw instead of chopping it. But please be aware, if you used AstroKerb as a herbicide on rape in the Autumn/ Winter, the straw cannot be used as animal bedding. Read more ...

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With metaldehyde-based slug pellets currently going through re-registration and Defra considering a targeted ban, the active ingredient metaldehyde is very much under the spotlight. 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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A fall from even a very modest height can result in life changing or fatal injuries. With increased activity and time pressures at harvest time to get the job done it is important to remove the risk of a fall from height wherever possible. 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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