News and Events
AIC welcomes new initiative on online plant protection sales: 19 November 2018
The Agricultural Industries Confederation welcomes the announcement from the British Pest Controllers Association (BCPA) and the Crop Protection Association that an agreement has been reached with leading online trading platform eBay to restrict online sales of professional rodenticides and plant protection products.
Former foodstuffs are helping UK to meet UN sustainability goals: 19 November 2018
Former foodstuffs are helping the UK to move towards meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, according to James McCulloch Head of Animal Feed Sector at the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
Collaboration and innovation emerged as key themes at the Agricultural Industries Confederation’s Agribusiness 2019 conference, held against the backdrop of hourly news on Brexit.
Former feedstuff processing ‘frees up’ 92,000 hectares of farmland: 24 October 2018
Each year some 650,000 tonnes of ‘former foodstuffs’, ranging from broken biscuits to unwanted pasta, is turned into valuable animal feed with an energy value equivalent to feed wheat from around almost 92,000 hectares of farmland.
Andrew McShane elected AIC Chairman : 23 October 2018
Andrew McShane has been elected Chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take over from Nick Major who has held the post for the past two years.
AIC disappointed Agriculture Bill lacks trade detail: 12 September 2018
Lack of details on trade and failure to acknowledge food as a ‘public good’ within the Government’s early announcement of its Agriculture Bill are disappointing for the Agricultural Industries Confederation.
Farm advice can drive productivity: 14 August 2018
Joining the knowledge chain from basic research to advice tailored to individual farms is key to improving UK farm productivity, explains AIC Chief Executive Robert Sheasby
Agri-Brexit Coalition – Review and Future Plans: 8 August 2018
The eight trade association members of the Agri-Brexit Coalition met at the AIC office on Monday August 6th, to review progress to date and make detailed plans for the autumn programme.
The opportunities for British agriculture post-Brexit will be top of the agenda for this year's Agribusiness conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC). The conference, to be held on November 14th at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, takes the theme of 'Creating a resilient UK Agri-food supply chain.'
With so much uncertainty surrounding what Brexit means, UK agribusinesses are already moving operations out of Britain and others are taking irreversible decisions on business location and investment, a workshop organised in London by the Agri-Brexit Coalition heard recently.