The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) will deliver industry savings of some £2 million as a result of ‘earned recognition’.
Food for Thought - A vision for unlocking the potential of agriculture and the food industry in the EU: 4 June 2014
A coalition of eleven European trade associations has been formed to provide effective lobbying for increased agricultural production in the EU.
This new alliance includes all five of AIC’s European Trade bodies representing our various sectors.
Legislation that supports innovation, a strong commitment to research and development, and effective knowledge transfer are all crucial to improving agricultural productivity and food security, according to an expert arable workshop brought together by the Agricultural Industries Confederation.
US Government Report recognises contribution of FIAS to safe storage and handling of ammonium nitrate in UK: 23 May 2014
A United States Government report, produced in the aftermath of the West fertiliser incident in 2013 recognises how the Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme (FIAS) has contributed to safe storage and handling of ammonium nitrate in the UK.
Feed Adviser Register Goes from Strength to Strength: 29 April 2014
On May 1st the Feed Adviser Register (FAR), run by AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation), enters its second year and is going from strength to strength, according to AIC Services Managing Director John Kelley.
AIC welcomes new Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPMP): 11 April 2014
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has welcomed the launch of a new Integrated Pest Management Plan by The Voluntary Initiative to help farmers demonstrate how they are adopting an integrated approach to weed, pest and disease control.
New TASCC Codes issued ready for harvest 2014: 6 February 2014
The Agricultural Industries Association (AIC) has issued the new Codes of Practice for its Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops (TASCC). The scheme is effective from the 1st February 2014 and will remain in place for two years. This action is being taken to allow TASCC participants plenty of time to implement the codes before the start this year’s harvest period.
Germains Seed Technology becomes first UK participant in European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA): 16 December 2013
The new assurance scheme for the seed treatment industry, the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), has its first assured participant in the UK, announces AIC.
AIC to support legal cases on neonicotinoid ban: 9 December 2013
The Agricultural Industries Confederation has confirmed that it is seeking to back two crop science companies in their challenge in the European Court of Justice against the European Commission’s decision.
FAR - Farmers Weekly Article 6 December 2013: 6 December 2013
Both Mr Dickinson and Mr Scott can see benefits from the new Feed Adviser register introduced by the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).