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 :
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.
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.
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.
As members may be aware, the AIC sits on one of the Government’s Trade Advisory Groups (TAG) and also provides regular feedback to Government on Trade Policy. One flaw with the current model is that because AIC (represented by Robert Sheasby) has had to sign confidentiality agreements with DIT, we have not been able to share information with members or take advice from members through our work on the TAG.
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.