With robust biosecurity programs in place at manufacturing facilities across the country, the U.S. animal food industry is constantly on guard against the threat of disease. We know that our actions have the ability to stop viruses in their tracks before they impact farm animals or pets, or the people who come into contact with them.
When the first cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began popping up in the U.S. earlier this year, the industry took notice. Companies took swift action to put into place policies and procedures at their facilities that would not only protect the health of their workforce, but also ensure they could continue supplying feed and pet food to their customers. As the situation has evolved, so too has the industry’s response.
At the American Feed Industry Association, we continue to represent our members at the state, federal and international levels to ensure policymakers understand how their actions to curtail the spread of COVID-19 will impact the industry’s ability to maintain business operations and sustain the food supply. Below are some of the major actions AFIA has taken to date:
For questions related to AFIA’s COVID-19 response, contact Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s vice president of public policy and education.
|June 16||Blog||Reinforcing the Value of Animal Agriculture Throughout COVID-19|
|June 3||Blog||Members Go Above and Beyond to Help Communities During COVID19|
|May 27||Blog||Druker Discusses Industry Response to COVID-19, AFIA Policy Priorities|
|May 12||Blog||Outgoing AFIA Board Chair Delivers Video Message To Members|
|May 11||Blog||Supporting the Ag Industry on Social Media During COVID-19|
|May 7||Blog||AFIA President & CEO Delivers Video Message To Members|
|April 17||Blog||Giving Back During COVID-19|
|April 8||Blog||Answering Your Questions on COVID-19|
|April 2||Blog||I Can't Find N95 Respirators: Now What Do I Do?|
|March 27||Blog||We're All In This Together: Wilkinson Describes Industry's Actions to Combat COVID-19|
|March 23||Blog||Keeping Supply Chains Open and Animals Fed|
|March 23||Blog||Coronavirus is Here. Time to Flatten the Curve.|
|March 19||News Release||AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response|
|March 6||Blog||How to Prepare Your Business for Coronavirus|
|Feb. 28||Blog||Coronavirus Part 1: The Basics|