During the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference, Nov. 3-5, in Tucson, Arizona, the Department of Commerce presented $260,112 to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and AFIA, as part of the International Trade Administration’s Market Development Cooperative Program (MDCP). ASABE, AFIA and industry partners will match the award and then some, contributing $744,035 of its own funding, as each award winner pledges two-thirds of the project costs as well as making the commitment to sustain the project moving forward.
As the dust settles from Tuesday's election, it is important to not turn a blind eye to pending agricultural issues, specifically those affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership. AFIA encourages Congress to work together in the lame duck session to pass this agreement, which is vital to expanding economic opportunities for numerous U.S. industries.
The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Donald Trump, his staff and supporters on the election victory, sealed early this morning, as well as those elected to serve in the 115th session of Congress. AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman provides the following post-election statement:
In a continual effort to further engage and train the feed industry, the American Feed Industry Association adds two programs to its spring lineup. AFIA will host a hazard analysis and critical control points training April 11-12, 2017, and a FAMI-QS Awareness in Feed Safety course immediately following, April 13-14, in Des Moines, Iowa.