Plans for a new information campaign to highlight the critical role of plant breeding innovation and quality seed in supporting improved crop production were unveiled at the Seed Industry Dinner in Cambridge today (5 December).
New European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA) goes live in the UK: 21 November 2012
A new assurance scheme for the seed treatment industry, the European Seed Treatment Assurance scheme (ESTA), is now available in the UK through the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC).
Agriculture Industry Unites Behind Technology Roadmap: 25 October 2012
Two years on from the Foresight Report into the Future of Food and Farming, four national organisations are working together to shape the science that will deliver food for future generations.
Working together will deliver the best outcome in grain markets, says AIC: 26 September 2012
Dealing with the aftermath of one of the most difficult harvests for many years will require the whole chain from farm to feed mill and retail outlet to work together.
AIC sees some light in the NVZ tunnel : 6 September 2012
The latest review of NVZs has received a guarded welcome by the Agricultural Industries Confederation for demonstrating a degree of pragmatism in implementing European rules within England.
Finalise autumn variety choice to secure supplies, warns AIC: 20 August 2012
Standards for Certified seed will be maintained this autumn despite the delayed, stop-start harvest, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation. However, supplies may be limited so farmers need to finalise their plans as soon as possible.
Corrina Gibbs joins AIC as policy coordinator: 17 August 2012
Corrina Gibbs has been appointed policy coordinator at the Agricultural Industries Confederation to work within the policy team, particularly on environmental issues.
Milk price threatens more than dairy farmers, says AIC: 7 August 2012
The current lack of profitability in the dairy and pig sectors threatens more than just farmers, according to the Agricultural Industries Confederation which represents the UKís animal feed sector.
Stay Ahead of the Curve with AIC Conference : 31 July 2012
Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman will lead a strong line-up of speakers at Agribusiness 2013, the Agricultural Industries Confederationís annual conference for the agricultural supply industry which this year takes the theme of ëStaying Ahead of the Curveí.
The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has welcomed the report from the Defra Green Food Project.