17-May-2019 By Jane Byrne
UK feed and crop protection trade group, the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), is setting out the case for the UK agri supply industry ahead of the EU elections.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation Scotland outlined the important contribution to the rural economy made by agrisupply businesses to Cabinet Secretary Mike Russell when they recently met at Harbro premises at Coalburn, South Lanarkshire.
The UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the Government’s ‘Step up to the Plate’ initiative. It has been launched by the Government’s Food Surplus and Waste Champion Ben Elliot. He is bringing together key industry players next week, and they are expected to sign up to a number of commitments on measuring and reducing food waste.
The Committee on Climate Change report calling for action to reach a net zero carbon position for all greenhouse gases is being reviewed by the Agricultural Industries Confederation, which represents much of the UK agrisupply industries.
The Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS), in collaboration with the Agricultural Industries Confederation (FIAS), National Counter Terrorism Security Office and NFU has developed an infographic video presentation on safely storing and handling fertilisers on farm.
FEMAS 2019 Standard published: 8 March 2019
AIC Services has published an updated FEMAS standard for the assurance scheme for producers and suppliers of feed ingredients.
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.
Christmas comes early for former foodstuffs: 12 December 2018
The Christmas rush is all over already for the former foodstuffs industry according to Paul Featherstone, Chairman of the UK Former Foodstuffs Processors Association. Every year the industry processes 650,000 tonnes of food products, which cannot be consumed by humans, into animal feed.
UK seed industry called upon to do more to protect itself: 7 December 2018
All involved in the seed industry must do more to protect the future, said Chris Guest, Chairman of the Agricultural Industries Confederation’s Seed Sector speaking at the Annual AIC Seed Trade Dinner in London.