Single issue policies pose threat to UK agriculture, AIC Chief tells Oxford Farming Conference: 9 January 2015
Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper, not help, the progress of UK agriculture as it seeks to deliver wholesome healthy food and enhance the environment, said David Caffall, Chief Executive of the Agricultural Industries Confederation, speaking at the Oxford Farming Conference.
Fertiliser Security Plan Promotion Welcomed by AIC: 2 December 2014
The campaign was a national initiative run by Home Office, which is keen to see even greater adoption of the plan across the industry.
Outbreak of avian influenza in East Yorkshire: 17 November 2014
The Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza is present in England. Defra has issued a Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone following the outbreak.
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.
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.
The Prince’s Dairy Initiative recruits new farmers for its third year: 11 September 2014
The Prince’s Dairy Initiative is looking for traditional family dairy farmers to join the third year of this innovative programme offering support and business advice to those running small and medium-sized dairy herds. The Initiative aims to improve the diversity and long term sustainability of the British dairy sector by offering free practical workshops and an important local networking opportunity.
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.