The Grain and Oilseed Sector represents the interests of members involved in the marketing of arable commodities.
It seeks to support members’ interests through providing a comprehensive lobbying and advice service, providing trade assurance, sharing technical information and raising industry issues with government. We identify, assess and communicate national and international issues that might impact on the competitiveness of the industry and which could affect the sustainability of UK crop production and its marketing opportunities.
The aim of the grain and oilseeds sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies within the agri supply industry. This is achieved by the sector through following a number of objectives including :
AIC is pleased to be able to confirm that following lobbying from voluntary schemes seeking recognition under the recast Renewable Energy Directive, the European Commission has agreed to publish a list of schemes that have received a "positive preliminary assessment".
Further to the previous communication (G21 111) we are now able to confirm that information on Rule 1 of Farming Rules for Water, for organic materials being planned for spreading this autumn, has been published by the Environment Agency today, 3 rd August, in the form of a Regulatory Position Statement (RPS). An associated Questions and Answers documents has also been provided (attached).
Following on from Tuesday's detailed member briefing on possible exemption from self-isolation for certain employees , Defra has provided a new online form that can be used to make applications for exemption.
Following on from Member Briefing G21-112 last Friday, AIC has been in regular discussions with DEFRA and Government contacts and can provide the following update to members. We can confirm that following AIC lobbying, eligibility has been widened that could now apply to AIC member employees, which was not the case last week.
We are now able to confirm that the immediately required guidance on Rule 1 of Farming Rules for Water, for organic materials being planned for spreading this autumn, will be announced by the Environment Agency on 2 nd August - A legal process has to be worked through to allow this statement to be made.
The AIC Grain and Oilseed Sector consists of one committee. The committee has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of the committee are published on the website so members can be fully involved in all of the technical discussions.
Provides an assurance system for the trading of combinable crops for food, feed and biofuel use, the trading of compound feed and feed materials and the transport and storage of combinable crops and animal feeds to meet safety requirements defined by legislators and industry.