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

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Glyphosate, the active ingredient in wide spectrum herbicides such as Round-up, is currently up for re-approval in Europe. NFU needs your help to explain to MEP's the importance of glyphosate to UK farmers. Read more ...

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From today all workers aged 25 and over, who are not in their first year of an apprenticeship, will legally be entitled to at least £7.20 an hour – a rise of 50p relative to the current National Minimum Wage rate. Read more ...

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For many small and micro employers, meeting their automatic enrolment duties will be the first time they have provided a workplace pension scheme to their staff. The Pensions Regulator has issued some key messages following feedback from employers. Read more ...

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We need your help to establish the extent of the cabbage stem flea beetle damage in oilseed rape in your 2015/16 crop. An online survey is now live to assess adult feeding damage in the young plants in Autumn 2015, and the numbers of larvae found in plants in Spring 2016. Read more ...

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High-level meetings have been held after the NFU wrote to the EU Commission asking it to investigate competition in fertiliser markets and offering to support European activity in asking for greater market transparency. Read more ...

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Now is the perfect time to start to raise the profile of the opportunities for young people in the agri-food sectors as the country celebrates National Apprenticeship Week, (NAW 2016) a campaign designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Read more ...

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Want to know how satellite technology could help to improve agricultural productivity and resilience? The Royal Society will bring together farming technology and eye-in-the-sky data for a special conference in London on June 17 – and you could attend for free. Read more ...

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The first project that Agrimetrics will undertake is to build a platform to manage data generated on-farm.  The platform will be co-developed with farmers from the outset to ensure that it is comprehensive, accessible and meets the needs of the farming community. Read more ...

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The BBSRC says that in the next 35 years we’ll have to produce more food than all of the world’s production combined over the last 2,000 years. And its latest video shows how we might do that. Read more ...

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HSE's guidance, Involving your workforce in health and safety - guidance for all workers, has been updated.  This guidance is mainly aimed at medium to large employers but small businesses may find the guidance helpful. Read more ...

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Here are some recent news items about agricultural biotechnology from around the worldRead more ...

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Every month the NFU puts together a list of some of the main agricultural and agriculture-related training courses and eventsRead more ...

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