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 UK Former Foodstuffs Processing Association (UKFFPA) has welcomed the European Commission’s publication of ‘Guidelines for the feed use of food no longer intended for human consumption’. The Association, which represents companies processing 650,000 tonnes of former foodstuffs annually, believes that the Guidelines will help the industry in several ways.
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.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has launched on on-line assessment tool - 'Developing Standards in On-Farm Grain Trading' which will enable those involved in trading grain ex-farm to demonstrate their standards of proficiency.
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.
AIC appoints James McCulloch to head up Feed Sector: 17 January 2018
James McCulloch, who has extensive experience in the livestock feed industry and lobbying, has joined the Agricultural Industries Confederation as Head of Feed Sector taking over from George Perrott.
NEW TASCC Codes of Practice issued: 15 January 2018
New Codes of Practice for the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC) have been published on the Agricultural Industries Confederation's website ahead of the codes coming into force on 1 February 2018.
Robert Sheasby, currently NFU Regional Director for East Anglia, has been appointed to become Chief Executive of the leading agri-supply trade association AIC.