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

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Let’s now allow British farmers the chance to use the technology. Helen Ferrier, NFU chief science adviser gives her perspective on the new Royal Society Q&A on genetically modified foods and argues that British farmers would be more resilient, sustainable and competitive with GM technology. Read more ...

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The Royal Society has called for a review of how the EU regulates GM cultivation. The regulation on the cultivation of GM crops by European countries should be reassessed, the president of UK science body the Royal Society says.  Read more ...

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The UK farming unions have today criticised the decision to delay a decision on the reauthorisation of glyphosate for the second time.It now remains to be seen whether a vote will take place in the coming weeks or whether the European Commission will be required to cast the deciding vote.  Read more ...

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Farmers will take part in a potentially lifesaving course when they get involved in practical safety demonstrations on a Warwickshire farm. The event will be hosted by the Heath family, on farm near Shipston-on-Stour, and has been organised by the NFU, alongside rural insurer NFU Mutual, to help cut the amount of farm accidents and prevent deaths. Read more ...

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The benefits that can be gained by both the farming community and the members of the public who visit farms cannot be overstated. However, as with many activities, visits to farms cannot be considered free from all danger. Read more ...

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With most precision farming techniques relying on technologies such as GPS, high frequency radio communication, and satellites, they are at a high risk to severe space weather events. Working in close cooperation with the UK Met Office, the research aims to analyse this emerging risk to UK farms. Read more ...

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BBSRC is looking to appoint suitably qualified and motivated individuals from academia, industry and other BBSRC user communities to join their: Pool of Experts, Strategy Advisory Panels and Follow-on-Fund Committee. Read more ...

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Free and open to all, the NIAB Cambridge Open Day offers expert independent advice and research on variety choice, plant  breeding, crop agronomy, plant protection, soils and cultivations with a mix of seminars, exhibits and field and glasshouse demonstrations. 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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