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Conference tackles challenge of meeting global demand sustainably: 1 October 2014

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.

Dependable data needed to understand progress on greenhouse gas emissions: 15 July 2014

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.

AIC ‘earned recognition’ agreement set to achieve £2m savings: 11 July 2014

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.

Workshop Develops Opportunities and Threats for Arable Farming?: 4 June 2014

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.


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