AIC’s Head of Policy and External Affairs appeared on the Farmers Weekly podcast to explain the current challenges being faced by AIC members as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU, and what it means for agricultural supply businesses.
Following conversations and meetings with Defra, AIC can confirm that businesses in the food sector can apply for government-funded lateral flow technology (LFT/LFD) to test asymptomatic workers. The details - sent to us from from Defra - explain how to apply and what conditions need to be met.
Following previous notice of Defra's consultation on urea, and our position statement (FR20-022) the matter has been extensively debated within the Fertiliser Executive with the input and support of the Sector's Agriculture and Environment Committee.
In 2018, the AHDB formally consulted upon a new five year strategy to inform its future activity and prioritisation of work for each of its sectors. The AIC provided a comprehensive response to that consultation, and in December 2020 the AHDB announced its five year strategy following that consultation process.