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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

BREXIT Update Arable – Knowing what we don’t know

22 March 2017

At a time when HM Treasury once again wields the stick of austerity on more departmental cuts, the effects of... Read more

BREXIT Update Policy – Brexit, the journey so far

22 March 2017

With decisions on the single market and customs union made, and hard Brexit the direction of travel, we start to... Read more

BREXIT Update Seed - European association discussions on the future

22 March 2017

Leading the way in evaluating the impacts of Brexit for industry on both sides of the Channel, the European Seed... Read more

EU Parliamentarians break cover on regulations for fertilising products

22 March 2017

Recent draft reports from four European Parliament scrutiny committees provide some insight into where the regulations are heading. AIC and... Read more

FIAS well placed to help UK’s counter terror efforts

22 March 2017

Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) was launched in early March as a result of the increasingly complex terror threat which the... 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

Preparing for an energy revolution before long

22 March 2017

With the prospect of energy prices soaring due to ‘green taxes’ and rising demand on the National Grid, businesses large... 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

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

New European fertiliser regulations

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

It is important to ensure that the new EU regulations, which will encompass inorganic, organic, soil improvers,... Read more

Practical Assurance Schemes revised

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

Rules, regulations and market requirements constantly change. Therefore, assurance schemes require constant updating to ensure adherence to... Read more

Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

16 February 2016

What's the issue?

The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive covers the sustainable sourcing of materials in the biofuels sector and, therefore,... 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

Cleaning up on water

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires all waters to be at good status by 2027 and... Read more

Global linkage for assurance schemes

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

In a global market, the challenge of sourcing safe ingredients whilst maintaining competitiveness within the UK... Read more

Increasing European Engagement

12 March 2015

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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

Industry saving of over £2m pa

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

New EU proposals on ‘official controls’ for feed and food would allow authorities to charge businesses... Read more

Opportunities and threats

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

During 2014 AIC progressed its project on the cumulative impacts of both opportunities and threats to food/... Read more

Raising professional standards

12 March 2015

What is the issue?

Numerous Government departments charged with policies for environmental protection want to know that the supply industry... 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

UK Government backs call for risk-based approach in Europe

17 December 2014

Speaking at AgriBusiness 2015, Defra Under Secretary of State George Eustice said that the UK Government was fully behind... Read more

Agri-Tech Strategy – an opportunity grabbed – or missed?

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

In July 2013, Government committed extra investment to industry through its Agri-Tech... 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

Air quality at feed mills and fertiliser plants

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

The EU Air Quality package, announced during 2012, indicates continued pressure for... Read more

European Seed Treatment Assurance

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

EU Directive (2010/21) came... Read more

Threats and Opportunities

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

The farming industry faces many challenges, particularly regulatory pressures, which are likely to affect its ability... Read more

Value of Advice

20 May 2014

What is the issue?

Across UK farms, professional advisers from AIC member companies play a vital role in delivering technical... Read more

AIC meets UK retailers

08 April 2014

Meeting the needs of the UK retailers can be demanding, but AIC was given the opportunity to present... Read more

A £6m bill for feed compounding? - our experts address the risk

05 December 2013

As the feed industry prepares for the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) biting deeper, mill managers are working out if their... Read more

CAP–consultations progress across UK

05 December 2013

With the Defra CAP consultation for England now concluded, the Scottish consultation imminent and the European Parliament having given its... Read more

Agri-tech Strategy – an opportunity grabbed – or missed?

11 October 2013

Reaction to the long-awaited government agri-tech strategy has, with the odd exception, been positive – albeit slightly underwhelming,... Read more

CAP to 2020 – does ‘C’ and ‘A’ still apply?

11 October 2013

In recent years, the UK has been ahead of the game in delivering both production and environmental management, but the... Read more

Critical time ahead for feed mills

11 October 2013

Feed mill managers are acutely aware of the financial benefits of running mills efficiently whilst meeting their Environmental... Read more

Fracking – a suitable UK energy?

11 October 2013

Fracking is hitting the headlines as either an answer to increasingly expensive gas supplies or an environmental disaster... Read more

Funding for specialist courses

11 October 2013

The Advanced Training Partnerships (ATPs) are delivering workshops and courses during the 2013/14 training period that may be useful... Read more

Latest evidence helps target action on Phosphorus

11 October 2013

Latest evidence from the Environment Agency has provided the industry with a clearer picture from which plans for... Read more

A GM milestone?

08 July 2013

There are occasions when you sense you are witnessing an historic milestone. I had that feeling in the lecture hall... Read more

Agri-Tech strategy

08 July 2013

It remains to be seen whether the initial output from the BIS Agri- Tech Strategy arrives before the government’s summer... Read more

Lower carbon for higher efficiency in Scotland

08 July 2013

There is an increasing focus on how Scotland can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet climate change targets. For the... Read more

Ministers praise AIC’s ‘Value of Advice’ report

08 July 2013

The importance of AIC’s Value of Advice Project is best demonstrated by speeches from two serving ministers at its launch... Read more

Renewed focus for CFE

08 July 2013

Three years on, the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) has a renewed focus to encourage not only arable but... Read more

Agri-environment schemes 2014 and beyond

13 April 2013

The voice of AIC Members has been heard by Defra as negotiations begin to revise agrienvironment schemes as part of... Read more

CAP reform – a Scottish perspective

13 April 2013

The Scottish Government wants a better deal for Scotland – Why? Kevin Mills, AIC’s man in Scotland explains.

According to... Read more

Getting the most ‘bang’ from the R&D ‘buck’

13 April 2013

Behind the headlines of feeding the nine billion, sustainable intensification and clamours for food security, there has been a plethora... Read more

Science really matters

13 April 2013

How many times are we told that we need more research and more science to solve the challenges of feeding... 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

Value of advice recognised

13 April 2013

The timescale for Defra to complete its Review of Government Advice and Incentives is fast approaching. The work it has... 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