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

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Dr Helen Ferrier, the National Farmers' Union Chief Science and Regulatory Affairs Adviser, describes how innovation in British farming could create opportunities for the sector post-Brexit. Read more ...

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Tractors and other farm machines share the roads with other users at all times of the year, but more so now during harvest. The NFU's Tom Price considers some common accident scenarios - and how to avoid them. Read more ...

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The NFU’s Tom Price and Anna Logan look at the dos and don’ts when it comes to trimming hedges. Read more ...

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With harvest underway in many areas, we're reminding members about the importance of safety and of staying legal on the roads. Read more ...

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Employers supplying accommodation to their workers as part of their job should check that any charge made for the accommodation does not push their wage below the National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage.  Read more ...

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From 1 October, only rodenticide products with new and legally binding ‘stewardship conditions’ labels, arising from a compulsory re-authorisation process, will be available for professional use by farmers. Read more ...

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After 30 September, you must be able to demonstrate compliance with the UK Rodenticide Stewardship requirements before you are allowed to buy and use bait rodenticides. Read more ...

Crop Protection Update August 2016

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Includes updates on glyphosate, emergency applications for neonicotinoid seed treatments, straw and stubble burning, metaldehyde, BeeConnected and more. Read more ...

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The government is committed to reducing the cost of regulation in the UK by £10 billion by the end of the current Parliament in 2020 and as part of this drive the HSE is looking at the regulation on equipment inspection. 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. Read more ...

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