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

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October 2018

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

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The NFU has responded to the publication of the Migration Advisory Committee's report on EEA migration in the UK. Read more ...

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The government is requesting information from any organisation interested in operating a Seasonal Workers Pilot for 2019 and 2020 by Tuesday 17 October 2018. Defra will select 2 organisations from the responses to provide final proposals to the Home Office. Read more ...

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The HSE recently notified the NFU of four farm deaths over recent months and three of them are thought to have involved cattle. Read more ...

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A further Asian hornet nest has been found by the National Bee Unit (NBU) in New Alresford, Hampshire following the discovery of two nests in Fowey, Cornwall earlier this month. Read more ...

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In the event of a no deal a UK driving licence may no longer be automatically valid on its own in another EU member state and additional documentation in the form of an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be required. Read more ...

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In the event of a no deal, type approvals issued in the UK would no longer be valid in other EU states and type approval from other EU states would no longer be valid in the UK. Read more ...

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On 21 June 2018, the UK government published details of its EU Settlement Scheme - but what does this mean for the large number of EU migrant workers? Read more ...

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The AF group, formerly known as Anglia Farmers, is offering a limited number of bursaries to farmers and students to attend the REAP Conference 2018 at a discounted rate. Read more ...

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AHDB has produced a new tool to help sprayers decide when to apply pyrethroids on cereal crops this autumn. Read more ...

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Tougher restrictions on permanent rodenticide baiting by farmers, gamekeepers and pest controllers, with legal backing, have been introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the UK rodenticide regulatory body. Read more ...

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A new project is attempting to map resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides across the UK and other European countries and your help is needed. Read more ...

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NFU members will welcome a new Highways England campaign that aims to highlight the dangers of driving too close to other vehicles. Read more ...

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A construction company has been fined £150,000 for failing to properly plan and safely carry out work at height while demolishing a farm building in Northumberland. Read more ...

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Farming is often an incredibly rewarding profession, but it can also prove incredibly challenging at times. When the pressures of the industry become too much, it is important to reach out for help. Read more ...

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A new booklet has been produced by the University of Aberdeen and the Farm Safety Foundation to help farmers better manage stress. Read more ...

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Drilling has started across the Thames basin, and many of you will be implementing your Integrated Pest Management programme.  After such a dry summer, slug control may not be at the front of your mind.  However, we all know that slugs remain present below the soil surface, ready to mobilise when wet weather arrives. Read more ...

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Plant health experts are carrying out field studies to discover if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) has established itself in UK fruit crops. Read more ...

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Rothamsted Research is asking for samples of suspected pyrethroid-resistant adult cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) following reports of resistance from oilseed rape growers. Read more ...

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BASIS, an independent education, training and auditing charity in the agriculture, horticulture, amenity and pest control industries, is currently recruiting for a Chief Operating Officer (COO). Read more ...

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ARTIS, the NIAB-led training provider, has announced a new range of courses for early 2019 that cover a wide range of skills and crops. 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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We have collected reaction from around the world to the recent ECJ ruling on gene editing, unearthed a plan to save the American chestnut by introducing a genetically modified version into the wild and found evidence that the UK public favours GM crops. 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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