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

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Senior plant health adviser Emma Hamer talks slugs and metaldehyde.   Read more ...

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Overhanging trees can sometimes be a source of conflict between neighbours, and those overhanging a highway can impose obligations that farmers and landowners can find surprising. So what are the rights and wrongs? The NFU’s Eleanor Griggs and Tom Price look at some of the basic rules. Read more ...

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The National Minimum Wage rates will increase on Saturday 1st October by between 3% and 4.7%. Read more ...

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Slug pellet application decisions made now, will influence the future availability of metaldehyde. Read more ...

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We want to hear from you and your views as to whether the current rules which exclude vehicles less than 3.5 tonnes should be changed and the impact that any change could have on your business activities. Read more ...

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105 can be used no matter who you actually buy your electricity from. Any interruption to your power supply or emergency situations needs to be reported to the network operator rather than the electricity supplier who you buy your power from. Read more ...

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Students and young farmers across Europe and Africa have one month left 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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The NFU has contributed to an archive of material from all sides of the UK genetic-modification controversy. Read more ...

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A summary of some of the initiatives that the NFU have been engaging with in recent months is available to read now.  Read more ...

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As the SIP projects comes to an end, the NFU are expecting see more outcomes and will analyse all of the findings to see how we can communicate them to members. Read more ...

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The events aims to help agri-food businesses innovate. The event is free and will take place in York on 24th October. Read more ...

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This workshop aims to join up thinking in the initiation of livestock housing (re)design, incorporating as appropriate new advances in sensors, environmental control, biosecurity, lighting, hygiene, water, health, nutrition (including feeding systems), robotics, water supply and usage, retail planning, and waste. 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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