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

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Thomas Price is the NFU's farm safety and transport adviser. He writes: Which are safer, motorways or rural roads? Read more ...

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NFU members were invaluable in getting glyphosate an 18 months extension of approval but we really need to push for the expected 15 years now.  Read more ...

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The NFU has impressed upon the Home Office the urgent need for a substantial trial of a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers in the 2017 season. Read more ...

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Migration Watch UK has released a report which claims that leaving the EU will give agriculture the opportunity to raise wages and standards, therefore encouraging more UK-born people into work in the industry. Read more ...

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The Department of Transport has published a consultation on the implementation of EU Directive 2014/45. The Directive updates rules on the periodic testing of motor vehicles and their trailers and, for the first time, introduces roadworthiness testing on tractors used mainly on public roads for commercial non-farming activities. Read more ...

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From 1 May 2017 the way Government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. Read more ...

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Croprotect is a free web based knowledge exchange for crop protection. Read more ...

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The 2017 Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year competition is looking for the UK’s best sprayer operator. Applications close on 30th November 2016  and with NRoSO points up for grabs in stage 2 of the competition there is more reason to enter this year than ever before. Read more ...

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Field work means there is an increased risk of high levels of mud getting onto the roads. As well as being illegal, this is a problem which has led to serious accidents in the past and it is essential that members take steps to minimise its impact. Read more ...

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Research which suggests more than half of young farmers claim to take risks which put themselves or others in danger has prompted a new initiative to drive home the safety message. Read more ...

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A recent accident in September in Yorkshire in which a driver became trapped underneath an overturned tractor when mowing a field is a sad reminder that tractor related activities are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury in agriculture. Read more ...

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Defra Secretary of State Andrea Leadsom launched the Food Innovation Network (FIN) in Yorkshire this weekRead 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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