Last week, the Government published a short summary document (attached to this briefing) that outlines its current assessment on the possible impacts of a ‘no deal’ scenario between the UK and EU to the UK’s borders, from 1 st January 2021. The premise is to prevent freight for export arriving at UK ports without the correct documentation, and what the likely impacts will be of this policy.
In light of some comments on social media and the farming press about instances of over-yeared seed bags breaking, following consultation with several Seed Sector members AIC has issued a press release raising the points below for staff on farm to be aware of.
Following the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed Section (SCoPAFF) Phytopharmaceutical section meeting on 16 / 17 July there was support for the non-renewal of benalaxyl and bromoxynil (and fenamiphos).
Ricardo consulting on behalf of the Scottish Government are carrying out research on the potential for leguminous crops in Scotland which could also support GHG mitigation. Dave Freeman from Ricardo would like to hear your views on this subject.
Following the announcement on the 21st September that the UK Coronavirus Alert Level had been increased from three to four, AIC in consultation with the audit and certification bodies has decided to pause on site audits across all schemes with immediate effect until further notice.