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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NFU Deputy President Minette Batters gave evidence at a House of Lords EU Home Affairs inquiry today into the UK-EU movement of people. Read more ...

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The NFU continues to deliver the message that there is an urgent need for the trial introduction of a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme to alleviate labour pressure on agricultural and horticultural businesses. Read more ...

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We need to usher in the future and move forward with biotechnology by using genetically modified food and feed in the UK says the NFU. Read more ...

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NFU chief crops adviser Guy Gagen is urging farmers to showcase the environmental work they do on farm to the public, in a bid to raise the profile of productive agriculture’s role in environmentally responsible food production. Read more ...

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Rebecca Pearce visits Rothamsted Research, as part of the 2016/17 Cereal Development Programme. Who would have thought next to the hustle and bustle of life on the outskirts of London, lies the longest running agricultural research centre in the world; 2018 will mark 175 years? Read more ...

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The NFU is urging farmers to take extra care this winter to stay safe and well on farm. Despite a drop in fatalities in the past year compared to the five-ear average, there have been a number of incidents reported in the past few weeks. Read more ...

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Our transport adviser, Thomas Price, looks at the driving licence entitlements you need to drive different types of agricultural vehicles on the roadRead more ...

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If alcohol severely reduces driving ability on road and causes deaths what makes drinking and then driving off road any safer?  Nothing I would say. Read more ...

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If you are approaching 70 you will need to take action to continue to drive legally, both on the farm and on the road. The good news is that you should still be able to drive farm vehicles and the renewal process is fairly swift and simple and, most importantly, free. Read more ...

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Each year there are a large number of incidents involving livestock straying onto railway lines, mainly due to inadequate fencing along the line. 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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