AIC policy work falls into two main categories, environmental policy and external policy, covering a range of issues from future farming, innovation and productivity to agri-climate and food chain sustainability.
The key objective of the policy sector is to improve the competitive position of AIC member companies by influencing the development of policy at the England, UK and European level to promote productive agriculture, whilst at the same time protecting the environment. Collaboration with industry stakeholders is a key focus of the work of the policy sector to communicate and develop best practice approaches, encourage innovation in research and development and build on models for knowledge exchange within the agricultural industry.
Our work and commitment in the policy sector provides members with a number of benefits including lobbying on key issues and the communication of pertinent information to ensure that members are aware of the latest policy developments such as changes to existing or new legislation.
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.
A dedicated area on EU Exit providing a wide range of useful information, including regular briefings, meeting reports, sector priorities and links to information from other organisations and stakeholders. AIC has provided the following information in good faith. The views expressed are not those of AIC and are provided to support members developing their own views.
The AIC Feed Sector consists of a number of committees. Each committee and working group has specific aims and objectives in line with the aims and objectives of the sector. The minutes of each committee and working group 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.