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UK Agriculture

Information on Farming - MAFF farming site provides information on CAP reform, agricultural employment, agrimoney, grants and financial assistance, milk quotas, plant health and horticulture.

Institute of Arable Crops Research - The IACR is supported by the BBSRC, MAFF, SBRE Fund, ODA, and the private sector. It conducts basic, strategic and applied research in biological and related sciences; integrating these to optimise crop production systems. Site describes the work of the institute and provides maps of how to get to its sites.

Intervention Board - Explains the role of the board in helping UK farmers and traders to work within the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

MAFF BSE site home page - Official UK government site which covers a number of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) related subject.

MAFF UK - Site for the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food, the UK body tasked with issues such as food safety and the environmental impact of farming as well as the more traditional role of farmer support.

National Institute of Agricultural Botany - The NIAB is an independent body specialising in agriculture, horticulture and food. It supplies a number of services including consultancy, training, and technical advice to governments, supra-governmental agencies, agribusiness and farmers.

Sheep Dipping - HSE Leaflet AS29 which helps farmers and others involved in dipping sheep to protect their health and the environment.

UK Pesticides Safety Directorate - Includes a section on LERAPs (Local Environmental Risk Assessments For Pesticides) and a downloadable version of the PSD Consumer model.

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