News and Events
Unique partnership supporting environmentally sustainable farming celebrates 10-year milestone: 26 February 2019
The CFE is being relaunched as 'Championing the Farmed Environment' to mark the development of the partnership since its inception a decade ago. Under its new title, CFE will continue to support farmers to deliver environmental benefits as part of a productive farming business.
AIC calls for EAT Lancet report to be taken in moderation: 17 January 2019
Recommendations generated by the EAT Lancet Commission report will need to be used wisely to help to address the twin challenges of adequate food consumption and climate change, says Robert Sheasby, Chief Executive of the Agricultural Industries Confederation.
AIC awards TASCC Certification Body contract to Kiwa: 6 December 2018
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has announced that Kiwa has been appointed as the certification body (CB) to run the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) for the next four years.
Ian Muirhead appointed Policy Manager for AIC Scotland: 28 November 2018
Ian Muirhead from West Stirlingshire has been appointed as Scottish Policy Manager for the Agricultural Industries Confederation which represents agrisupply businesses involved in animal fed, crop protection, fertiliser, grain marketing and seed.
AIC welcomes Parliamentary report on nitrate in water: 23 November 2018
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the report, published by the UK Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee into Nitrate in water which recognises the progress made by the agricultural industry over recent years.
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.
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.
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