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Agri-Brexit Coalition

22 March 2017

The Agri-Brexit Coalition has been launched to ensure one unified voice speaking on behalf of the eight organisations that represent... Read more

From the Top - Uniting with common purpose

22 March 2017

The creation of the Agri-Brexit Coalition ahead of the triggering of Article 50 is great news. After two meetings of the... Read more

Gathering hard facts back industry credibility

22 March 2017

AIC constantly lobbies for ‘evidence-based’ approaches to policy making, often arguing against cases based largely on emotion from single-issue pressure... Read more

Agribusiness

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

In a world where there is an increasing amount of information and more and more industry events... Read more

Defining Endocrine Disruptors

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Plant protection products will not gain EU approval if they have endocrine disrupting properties that may affect... Read more

Delivering clarity on sustainable use regulations

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The Sustainable Use Regulation requires that all users of pesticides authorised for professional use must hold a... Read more

Ensuring realistic targets for ammonia and GHGs

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The EU National Emissions Ceilings Directive and future UK carbon budgets are both under review. AIC is... Read more

Food supply in the balance

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Food Supply in the Balance was launched in mid-2015 with wide support from industry, as well as... Read more

GM decisions in Europe

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

During 2015 the EU Commission put forward proposals for re-nationalising decisions relating to the approval of GM events... Read more

Joining forces to lobby HM Treasury

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The Treasury is reviewing the future of energy policy and taxation, and £100,000s are at stake for... Read more

Mobile App

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

AIC has to ensure that Members and stakeholders can gain access to AIC information at all times... Read more

Website updates

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

AIC wants to ensure that its Members can quickly and easily find information about the full range... Read more

Agribusiness growing success

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Amongst the plethora of events, few are tailored to the broad needs of the agricultural supply... Read more

Healthy Harvest Campaign

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Many active substances in plant protection products used in the UK and Europe are... Read more

Increasing Social Media presence

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Members and stakeholders are evolving the way they communicate both internally and externally. AIC has taken... Read more

Simplifying Safety Data Sheet issues

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

New regulations mean that Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) must include more information from June 2015 making it... Read more

Tailored website communications

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

AIC has to ensure that Members and stakeholders can easily access information about AIC activities to... Read more

Agribusiness growing success

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Agriculture as a whole and the supply side of the industry in particular needs strong, clear... Read more

AIC Business insight

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

There’s much more to running a business than delivering products or services. Despite Government commitments to... Read more

Illegal Pesticides

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

It is estimated that 7–10% of pesticides on the EU market are illegal. These... Read more

Store self-assessment pilots

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

The Regulations implementing the Sustainable Use Directive requires distributors to take... Read more

Alarming headlines on endocrine disrupting substances

11 October 2013

CRD recently published an economic and agronomic impact assessment on what the withdrawal of pesticides classified as ‘endocrine... Read more

Internet sales guidance

11 October 2013

AIC has produced guidance for Members selling professional and non-professional pesticides on the internet. The 2012 pesticide regulations impose the same... Read more

NRoSO annual In this roadshows

11 October 2013

Each winter sees AIC Members playing a key role in helping NRoSO operators update their knowledge and gain CPD points.... Read more

Targeted metaldehyde use – the correct way forward

11 October 2013

Kill slugs, not metaldehyde – that’s this season’s message from the Metaldehyde Stewardship Group (MSG). Essentially existing stewardship rules are... Read more

Pesticides Minister learns about VI and industry issues

08 July 2013

Lord de Mauley (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Defra) together with Professor Ian Boyd (Chief Scientific Adviser to Defra) and... Read more

Chlorpyrifos: say no to drift campaign – keep support up

13 April 2013

It is a year since the ‘Chlorpyrifos: say no to drift’ campaign was launched, and it appears that campaign awareness... Read more

Endocrine disruptors critical decision ahead

13 April 2013

The Regulation for placing plant protection products on the market (1107/2009) requires the Commission to develop a definition for ‘endocrine disrupting... Read more

Metaldehyde – focus on stewardship for 2013

13 April 2013

The wettest summer in the UK for 100 years in 2012 was followed by a wet and cold autumn. This meant that... Read more

Selling the stewardship message on neonicotinoids

13 April 2013

(ESTA) is at the forefront of demonstrating how seriously the industry takes its responsibilities

At the time of writing the... Read more

Advice mapping shows AIC Members' vital role in R&D delivery

12 February 2013

Clear calls from the Foresight Report on the 'Future of Food and Farming', the Farming Regulation Task Force and the... Read more

Defra draws confidence from GHG Action Plan

12 February 2013

During 2012 government committed to analyse the effectiveness of its current approach to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from English agriculture.... Read more

Engagement shapes industryís future

12 February 2013

The UK agricultural sector faces many challenges in the year ahead as well as seeing many potential opportunities. Issues such... Read more

Maintaining the balance in pesticide residue testing

12 February 2013

As analytical techniques evolve, food and produce is screened for an increasing number of pesticides. Levels must be below the... Read more

Achieving workable outcomes from the Sustainable Use Directive

12 February 2013

As the Sustainable Use Regulations developed, it was proposed that distributors should implement checks to ensure that individuals purchasing professional... Read more

Grassland management workshops for farm advisers

07 January 2013

As part of the Voluntary Initiative’s strategic partnership with Catchment Sensitive Farming, AIC organised a series of Grassland Management Workshops... Read more

What the Sustainable Use Directive means for AIC Members

07 January 2013

July saw legislation implementing the European Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) in the UK come into force, and despite earlier concerns,... Read more