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G20-082 Guidance for AIC Members Visiting Farm 15 Jun 2020

AIC has produced some guidance for members (attached) to assist with planning and safely undertaking farm visits during the current COVID-19 situation. With care, farm visits can be undertaken whilst taking steps to minimise the risk factors for virus spread.

F20-026 APHA International disease monitoring - Reports for April and June 2020 15 Jun 2020

Please see attached the APHA International disease monitoring reports for April and June 2020.

G20-083 Appointment of Edward Barker as AIC Head of Policy and External Affairs 15 Jun 2020

I am delighted to announce that Edward Barker has been appointed to the role of Head of Policy & External Affairs at AIC and will commence employment with AIC on Tuesday 1 st September 2020.  | Ed joins AIC from the National Pig Association  bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.  With a Suffolk family farming background, his former roles have included working for the CLA as an Agricultural Adviser and as a Parliamentary Researcher in Westminster.

G20-081 Relaxation of Drivers' Hours Rules end 14th June 12 Jun 2020

An update on drivers' hours has been put out by the Department for Transport:- | Due to the exceptional circumstances stemming from the Covid-19 outbreak and the unprecedented pressures on local and national supply chains, the Department authorised a general temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the GB domestic drivers’ hours rules, for drivers undertaking carriage of goods by road in England; Scotland and Wales, from 23 March 2020 to 14 June 2020.

G20-080 HSE Safety Alert issued: Use of face masks designated KN95 11 Jun 2020

HSE has issued a safety alert about the poor quality of face masks claiming to be KN95.

S20-015 BASIS Seed Sellers Course October 2020 10 Jun 2020

Members may be interested to enrol staff in a forthcoming BASIS Seed Sellers course and exam this autumn.

G20-078 AIC Journal Q2, 2020 04 Jun 2020

The lastest AIC Journal, Q2, 2020 is attached for your information. Hard copies are also available from Debbie Walker - email :

G20-079 AHDB Grain analyst training for Peas and Beans now available online 04 Jun 2020

AHDB’s suite of grain analyst training modules now includes courses on Peas and Beans and they are now available online.

G20-077 News on proposals for a new UK wide emissions trading scheme 02 Jun 2020

In case members should be concerned about today’s announcement from BEIS, on proposals for a new UK wide Emissions Trading Scheme , do not be.

GM20-006 Red Tractor PDF Combinable Crops Passport and moisture meter guidance 02 Jun 2020

Red Tractor has launched its PDF grain passport, which can be completed by the grower, downloaded and printed.