With the new Renewable Energy Directive applying from 1 st July 2021, information from the Commission on final changes is still awaited, and may not be known until June. At this time however there has been firm feedback that it is necessary to update Section 8 of the Combinable Crops passport.
The EU Commission has published a draft regulation amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the prohibition to feed non-ruminant farmed animals, other than fur animals, with protein derived from animals (pigs, poultry, ruminants (gelatin of) and insects). This new draft regulation is the result of an extended process over several years dedicated to the establishment of a robust, science-based legal framework including the development of effective methods of analysis for official controls.
AIC is pleased to offer bespoke environmental training for feed mill managers and those in associated roles. The course meets the accredited standard of the Foundation Certificate in Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) and is delivered by IEMA approved trainer, Dr Waleed Montasser.
The consultation on the Revised National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Pesticides ran from 4 December 2020 to 26 February 2021. The stated aims of the NAP revision are to minimise the risks and impacts of plant protection products (PPPs) to human health and the environment whilst ensuring that pests and pesticide resistance are managed effectively.
AIC has been in communication with the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Association of Pallet Networks (APN) having been contacted by members experiencing delays in delivery times for some pallet services.
The purpose of this webinar, which will be held on 24 th May 2021 (1pm -3pm), is to share learnings from one AIC member site that has been through the process of a Permit review, with all AIC Members who have A1 Environmental Permits. This should help the Permit review process for the sector to be handled consistently and effectively by the Environment Agency (EA).
This third release of the online interactive learning course for grain traders focuses on contract terms and necessary knowledge around grain procurement and the market. Drafted by members of the Arable Marketing Committee, from its inception the course has been an AIC initiative to improve and demonstrate the overall knowledge and understanding of grain traders who are talking to farmers.