News and Events
New European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA) goes live in the UK: 21 November 2012
A new assurance scheme for the seed treatment industry, the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), is now available in the UK through the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
Working together will deliver the best outcome in grain markets, says AIC: 26 September 2012
Dealing with the aftermath of one of the most difficult harvests for many years will require the whole chain from farm to feed mill and retail outlet to work together.
Finalise autumn variety choice to secure supplies, warns AIC: 20 August 2012
Standards for Certified seed will be maintained this autumn despite the delayed, stop-start harvest, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation. However, supplies may be limited so farmers need to finalise their plans as soon as possible.
Stay Ahead of the Curve with AIC Conference : 31 July 2012
Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman will lead a strong line-up of speakers at Agribusiness 2013, the Agricultural Industries Confederationís annual conference for the agricultural supply industry which this year takes the theme of ëStaying Ahead of the Curveí.
AIC Publishes New UFAS Codes: 6 March 2012
The 2012 versions of the UFAS codes have been published on the AIC website. This revision process has taken nearly two years to complete and has been led by the AIC UFAS Working Group. Documents have been thoroughly revised to better reflect the UK feed industry, making them more user-friendly.
AIC launches new Assurance Alert System: 26 January 2012
AIC has launched a new email service for participants in its assurance schemes: UFAS, TASCC, FIAS and FEMAS. The new alert service will inform them of any changes to the scheme registers.
Kevin Mills to support AIC Scotland: 15 December 2011
AIC Scotland has appointed Kevin Mills to work, on a part-time basis, supporting the Confederation on policy matters. Kevin has a strong track record in the agricultural supply industry.
New European assurance scheme for seed treatments undergoes UK testing : 1 December 2011
A pilot assurance scheme for the seed treatment industry, the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), has been unveiled in the UK
Consultation on NEW Draft TASCC Codes of Practice: 3 November 2011
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has issued, for consultation, draft Codes of Practice for the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) which comes into force on February 1st 2012. These are now available on the TASCC section of the AIC Website.
Laboratories participating in the Professional Agricultural Analysis Group (PAAG) have completed the first full year of an independently administered Proficiency Testing (PT) Scheme which shows maintenance of consistent, high quality soil analysis results between the laboratories.