News and Events
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.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the news that China is lifting its export ban on British beef as a result of demonstrating the level of assurance that exists across the supply chain.
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With wide backing, a new initiative for Soil Health is bringing together scientists, academics, industry, farm advisers and farming bodies including the Agricultural Industries Confederation to take a long-term approach to understanding and improving the health of soils across UK farmland for generations to come.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has expressed disappointment at the ruling given by the European General Court that has rejected industry evidence that the European Commission decision to restrict certain uses of three neonicotinoids did not have a legal basis.
AIC response to Defra Command Paper: Environmental enhancement must be coupled with agricultural production and support for innovation: 8 May 2018
In its response to the Command Paper: Health and Harmony, the Agricultural Industries Confederation welcomes the level of aspiration but calls for government to balance the paper's drive for environmental enhancement against an equal drive for agricultural production and innovation.
The Feed Adviser Register (FAR) run by the Agricultural Industries Confederation has launched its latest training module – Module 4 – which focusses on how nutrition and general livestock management can reduce environmental emissions.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the British Society of Plant Breeders (BSPB), representing the seed breeding and distribution of certified seed, have launched a new code of practice to demonstrate that elevated levels of erucic acid, seen in oilseed rape crops over the past three years do not originate from certified seed.
AIC Comment On EFSA Findings On Neonicotinoids: 28 February 2018
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has noted the conclusions reached by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on the risk of granular and seed treatments of three neonicotinoids clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam, to bees.