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Give Us the Tools to Deliver Sustainability: 13 November 2014

Technology is vital to environmental and economic sustainability for UK agriculture. This was the recurring message from speakers at this year’s AgriBusiness 2015 conference organised by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).

Scrapping of EU Chief Scientist is cause for concern, says AIC: 13 November 2014

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has voiced concerns over the decision to axe the post of Chief Scientific Adviser to the European Commission.

‘Perfect Storm’ Threatens Spring Supplies of Fertiliser, Warns AIC: 31 October 2014

With British fertiliser orders some 30% down on the past year and a prediction from the Road Haulage Association that there will be a driver shortage in the first quarter of next year, the Agricultural Industries Confederation is warning farmers to plan ahead to ensure product is available when they want it.

AIC granted intervener status in neonicotinoid cases: 31 October 2014

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has been granted intervener status in the cases brought by Syngenta and Bayer against the European Commission in relation to its moratorium on certain uses of neonicotinoids.

Conference tackles challenge of meeting global demand sustainably: 1 October 2014

The challenges of delivering sustainable agriculture while meeting growing global demands for food will feature high on the agenda for this year’s AIC Agribusiness Conference.

Dependable data needed to understand progress on greenhouse gas emissions: 15 July 2014

While the Committee on Climate Change has noted the slowing of improvements in efficiency of inorganic fertiliser use, AIC and its partners responsible for the Greenhouse Gas Action Plan point out the need for better data on which to base such comments.

AIC ‘earned recognition’ agreement set to achieve £2m savings: 11 July 2014

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) will deliver industry savings of some £2 million as a result of ‘earned recognition’.

Food for Thought - A vision for unlocking the potential of agriculture and the food industry in the EU: 4 June 2014

A coalition of eleven European trade associations has been formed to provide effective lobbying for increased agricultural production in the EU.
 
This new alliance includes all five of AIC’s European Trade bodies representing our various sectors.

Germains Seed Technology becomes first UK participant in European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA): 16 December 2013

The new assurance scheme for the seed treatment industry, the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), has its first assured participant in the UK, announces AIC.

AIC welcomes review of seed regulations, but fights to retain UK needs: 5 December 2013

The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the first review of seed regulations to be undertaken for some 60 years, but is fighting to ensure that the revisions do not exclude essential practice on autumn seed deliveries.


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