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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Biotech hectarage has increased from 1.7 million hectares in 1996 to 179.7 million hectares in 2015. This 100-fold increase in just 20 years makes biotechnology the fastest adopted crop technology in recent times, reflecting farmer satisfaction with biotech crops. Read more ...

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The trial will test whether GM Camelina sativa plants are able to make significant quantities of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) and astaxanthin in the seed of the plant under field conditions. Read more ...

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NFU & CFE are once again supporting the NIAB TAG National Agronomy Centre Open Days. In 2016, these events will focus on innovation. Read more ...

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Students and young farmers across Europe and Africa are invited once again to enter a major competition about how to use satellite technology in agriculture to improve efficiency and to reduce environmental impact. Read more ...

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NFU have recently provided expert input into The Global Food Security Food Futures Panel. The Panel has recently published reports that provide some interesting findings about the public’s perception of farming and food.  Read more ...

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Decision makers are now fully aware of the challenge of feeding a growing global population, against a background of reducing environmental impact, limited energy and water supplies and climate change. This has resulted in the establishment of a range of initiatives that are focussing on how agriculture can develop and innovate for the future challenges. Read more ...

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The Sustainable Intesification Research Platform is led by researchers, and the NFU have tried to engage through the process to encourage the project leaders to involve farmers to ground truth their ideas. Read more ...

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Keep up to date with the latest in agri-tech such as  information resources, LEP case studies and agri-tech nnovation. Read more ...

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Last week saw the launch of a new Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) under the government’s Agri-Tech strategy, which was launched in 2013 to ensure that its investment in agriculture delivers material benefits for society and the economy in the UK and overseas.  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 month the NFU puts together a list of some of the main agricultural and agriculture-related training courses and events. The area-by-area list features events across England and Wales and includes courses ranging from tractor driver training to sheep shearing. Read more ...

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