An insight into agricultural science, regulation and our work on behalf of our members.
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An eclectic mix of plant health, farm safety, transport, skills, employment and science news and a look at what the Science and Regulatory Affairs team is doing for NFU members.
NFU leads the conversation about mental health in farming
Following an HSE report that identified stress, depression and anxiety as leading causes of work-related ill health, the NFU is urging the farming industry to reverse the stigma around mental health - NFU Vice President, Stuart Roberts, shares what the NFU and Farm Safety Partnership are doing to bring about change.
On 5 July 2016, dairy-farmer’s daughter, mum and primary school teacher Emma Picton-Jones became a widow at 27 when her husband committed suicide - Emma shares her story and tells us what she is doing to tackle poor mental health in farming.
Member exclusive: Catch up with the NFU's work to raise concerns about the loss of chlorpropham with decision-makers ahead of a Standing Committee in Brussels that will discuss the future of the valuable herbicide.
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Two more deaths on farm in October
A young child died this month on a farm in Wales after being hit by a vehicle - read more and refresh your memory on the guidance around keeping children safe on farm.
A farm worker also lost their life in October after being injured and suffering severe blood loss - read more and consider taking some simple steps to improve first-aid arrangements on your farm.
To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes.
Staff insight: 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? Priya Sheth answers your questions.
Please take some time to complete the NIAB TAG Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle Survey 2018/2019 - it is hugely important to collect data on the impact of cabbage stem flea beetle when effective control tools are unavailable.
Biotechnology in the UK: The NFU sees biotechnology as a critical part of the solution in helping British farmers and growers meet some of the production challenges they face and you can read about the latest developments here.
Biotechnology in world news:Get the latest reaction from around the world to a recent ECJ ruling on gene editing and read about a new report that urges the UK to ‘bring back’ sound science as the basis for regulating crop genetic innovations post-Brexit.
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