Author: glenn.alcock

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Farm Safety Foundation raises awareness

NFU MUTUAL (National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society) took the decision in 2014 to establish the Farm Safety Foundation, an independent charity, dedicated to raising awareness of farm safety among agricultural workers. The charity’s...

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2019 ‘a step into the unknown’

IN HIS New Year Message Kevin Roberts, chair of Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has said that never has a year brought such uncertainty, due to the ongoing political deadlock over...

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How to spot and treat mental illness

In the UK, one in five members of the public will experience depression at some point during their lives, and more than 20% of farmers will suffer from the illness. Long working hours are...

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Mental illness in British farming

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), more than one agricultural worker a week in the UK dies by suicide. An occupation which faces harsh weather and shrinking profit margins, 25% of farming...

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FUW explores innovation at Royal Welsh

AMERICAN entrepreneur Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple, once said that ​’i​nnovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower​’​. Recognising the importance of innovation in the agricultural industry, the Farmers’ Union of Wales is hosting...

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FUW focuses on mental health

THE FARMERS’ U​NION OF WALES made a commitment at the Royal Welsh Show last year to continue raising awareness of mental health problems in rural communities and in line with that commitment is continuing...

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Horizon document looks to future

A NEW analysis of Brexit’s potential impact emphasises the need for agricultural businesses to prepare for the future to ensure the long-term prosperity of the £1.6 billion Welsh farming sector. The Horizon document, ‘Exploring...