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November 10, 2022
FeedGram Issue 86, Nov. 10, 2022
In this issue: Control of Congress Hangs in the Balance Rail Labor Talks Continue Bills Introduced to Increase Funds for Foreign Market Programs Tell FDA to Modernize Its Regulation of Animal Food Ingredient Claims by Nov. 17 PFAS Deadlines Looming With No Consistency Among States FTC Seeks Information on Marketing Aspects AAFCO Schedules IDC Webinar for January AFIA to Hold Meetings at AAFCO AFIA Participating at COP 27 This Week USTR Posts Questions on Section 301 Review Equipment Manufacturers Tackle Sustainability Issues at Annual Conference Sustainable Ag Summit Showcases Feed's Role in Corporate Environmental Goals Cullman Looks Ahead at Issues Impacting Industry in 2023 Who Should Come to the Facility Inspection Package Training by APHIS?
September 8, 2022
FeedGram Issue 77, Sept. 8, 2022
In this issue: LFS Discusses Big Topics in Big Easy McKalip Nomination Heads to Senate Floor Congress Returns for Fall Activity Colorado State Update ICYMI: FDA to Host Listening Session on Label Claims China Import Potential Not Fully Achieved Congratulations to QLF for Winning Top Industry Award Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Member Webinars on Trade, Sustainability Issues Help Young Leaders Get Started on the Right Foot Through IPPE Program
July 28, 2022
FeedGram Issue 71, July 28, 2022
In this issue: Remote Regulatory Assessments: What's Expected of Animal Food Facilities? AFIA Supports Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act Senate Discusses Ag Trade Nominee California State Update AFIA Committees Meet at AAFCO AAFCO to Host Webinar on Hemp in Feed FDA to Host Webinar on Biennial Food Facility Registrations Annual Organic Oversight and Enforcement Report Now Available AFIA Receives Funds to Conducts Market Assessment in Brazil AFIA Sustainability Committee Discusses National, International Sustainability Initiatives Feed is the Secret Ingredient for Meeting Food Company Sustainability Targets Join Us in New Orleans for the Liquid Feed Symposium
July 14, 2022
FeedGram Issue 69, July 14, 2022
In this issue: AFIA Unpacks Latest FDA Guidance Congress Looks at Realigning "Food" Within FDA California State Update FDA Marks Progress on New Era of Smarter Food Safety Blueprint Reminder: Don't Forget to Register for AFIA's Meetings at AAFCO AFIA on Dairy Radio Now Nominate a Friend of Pet Food Nominate the Next Liquid Feed Hall of Famer Manage Your Company Employees in the AFIA Member Database Mark Your Calendars for EMC!
June 30, 2022
FeedGram Issue 67, June 30, 2022
In this issue: Enjoy Your Summer Vacation, But Don't Miss Out on Our Fall Fun AFIA Board Continues "Fly-In" Efforts New Bill Aims to Boost US Agricultural Exports AFIA Joins Chorus Calling for Taylor Nomination to Move Quickly NEAFA Discusses FDA's Food Additive Review Policy AFIA Hosts Meetings at AAFCO US, Taiwan Officials Hold First Trade Talks Still No Final Decision on Lifting Tariffs on Chinese Imports AFIA CEO Speaks at Midwest Events IFEEDER, WWF Announce Feed Systems Sustainability Summit, Case Study Opportunity Register Now for AFIA's "How to Import" Webinar
June 9, 2022
FeedGram Issue 64, June 9, 2022
In this issue: They're Baaaack.....EAT-Lancet Rears Its Head AFIA Members: Sign On to Support Ag Trade Nomination Senate Confirms Jacobs-Young for USDA Research Position Delaware State Update Vermont State Update New Resource for Animal Food Producers Affected by Severe Weather Incidents Biden to Nominate USDA Advisor McKalip as USTR Ag Negotiator White House to Focus on Latin America Trade Relations IPEF Reviewing Work Pillars US and Taiwan to Start a Trade Pact UK Seeking Trade Deals with US Reminder: Share Your Company's Sustainability Feedback FII Module 1 Is Now Available!
June 2, 2022
FeedGram Issue 63, June 2, 2022
In this issue: New USDA Framework Pushes Local Food Production, Distribution California Senators Urge Rail Fixes Louisiana State Update New York State Update Ohio State Update FDA Issues Warnings on Animal Food Products with Illegal CBD Claims HHS Withdraws Trump-Era 'Sunset Rule' USDA Increases Funding for HPAI Response Coalition Calls on Biden Administration to Ease Tariff Use ICCF Requests Comments on Identifying and Characterizing Feed Ingredients Document Survey Shows Consumers Acceptance of Bioengineered and Gene-edited Foods Increases with Benefits Messaging FII Spots Are Filling Up! Class Starts Monday Plant Managers: Do Your Employees Need More Training?
May 26, 2022
FeedGram Issue 62, May 26, 2022
In this issue: AFIA Welcomes New Leadership Ukraine Supplemental Spending Louisiana State Update New York State Update FDA Looking to Expand Authority During Investigations Ag Groups Request EPA Formaldehyde IRIS Comment Period Extension USDA Announces Additional Action on Competition in Agriculture In the Works: Developing an Antimicrobial Drug Use Data Repository Biden Names Initial Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?Members China Section 301 Tariffs WTO?Reiterates Commitment to Keeping Food & Ag Markets Free & Open Congress Warns UK of Undermining Good Friday Agreement Taiwan Restrictions on Porcine-origin Products Calling All Members - Ensure We Hear You Have New Employees? Get Them Up to Speed at FII
May 19, 2022
FeedGram Issue 61, May 19, 2022
In this issue: AFIA Board Highlights Industry Issues with US Lawmakers Administration Announces New Crop Production Incentives California State Update Louisiana State Update Oklahoma State Update New York State Update FDA Head Discusses Agency Priorities with AFIA Board Senators Urge Market Access Commitments in Indo-Pacific Talks AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs US Pet Food is Poised to Expand in the China Market AFIA Honors Animal Food Industry Champions IFEEDER Board Working to Expand Industry Reach Register Now for LFS Don't Miss AFIA's Emails!
May 12, 2022
FeedGram Issue 60, May 12, 2022
In this issue: It's Now or Never on Maintaining Last Black Sea Shipping Route Ukraine Aid Passes House; Agriculture Ask Not Included AFIA Supports America COMPETES Act Supply Chain Subtitle Louisiana State Update New York State Update FDA Compiles Best Practices to Prevent Drug Carryover Contamination SEC Extends Climate Rule Comment Period to Mid-June APHIS Negotiates Export Protocols for Two New Animal Feed Products Liquid Feed Facility of the Year Applications Close Tomorrow 5 Reasons You Do Not Want To Miss Feed Industry Institute
May 5, 2022
FeedGram Issue 59, May 5, 2022
In this issue: Farm Broadcasters Hear Feed Industry Concerns Additional Ukraine Aid Sought AFIA Members Assist Ingredient Appropriations Request California State Update Maine State Update Formaldehyde Risk Assessment Proceeding We Need Your Help Telling U.S. Feed's Story in China! Biden Administration Will Soon Decide to Extend or End China Tariffs AFIA Promoting US Pet Food on Vietnamese Social Media White House Sets Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership 5 Reasons Not To Miss PCQI Training
April 28, 2022
FeedGram Issue 58, April 28, 2022
In this issue: Need Your Help Today to Secure Funds for Animal Food Ingredient Reviews Congress is Back to Work Ag Sector, Governmental Agencies Weigh in on Rail Issues Maine State Update ASF Vaccine Candidate Advances Ag Groups Request More Time to Comment on SEC Climate Disclosures Proposed Rule FBI Warns of Seasonal Threats for Cyber Attacks FSVP Importers: "UNK" No Longer an Option in Lieu of DUNS Number AFIA Talks HPAI, ASF and VS 16-4 Certificates With APHIS Administrator Shea Regulatory Reforms Needed to Fully Realize Benefits of Sustainability Tools USRSB Releases Sustainability Goals and Sector Targets at Annual Meeting CISA Calls for Increased Supply Chain Integrity FII Early-bird Registration Ends Tomorrow
April 21, 2022
FeedGram Issue 57, April 21, 2022
In this issue: FDA Shares Inspection Expectations for 2022 Appropriations Process Kicking Off Maine State Update Minnesota State Update Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring Report Released Key U.S. Ag Trade Leadership Hear Industry Input Ag Groups Oppose Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Changes IFEEDER, AFIA Staff Visit CLEAR Center What Previous Students Say About FII
April 14, 2022
FeedGram Issue 56, April 14, 2022
In this issue: Food Security Through Feed Resiliency FDA Criticized for Not Prioritizing "Food" House China Competition Bill Conferees Named Louisiana State Update Maine State Update Maryland State Update OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program to Protect Workers from Heat Hazards Vilsack Optimistic About Biotech in Mexico Russia, Belarus Permanent Normal Trade Relations Suspended, Energy and Oil Imports Banned Indo-Pacific Talks Coming Soon Rural Broadband Funding On the Way IFEEDER on TV and Radio AFIA PCQI Training Has Limited Capacity Get Feed Industry Fundamentals With AFIA-KSU Modules
April 7, 2022
FeedGram Issue 55, April 7, 2022
In this issue: Battle at the Front: What Does The Russia-Ukraine War Mean for Your Business? Senate Green Lights Ocean Shipping Bill Senators Grill U.S. Trade Representative on Free Trade Agreements Maine State Update Maryland State Update OSHA Brings Back Electronic Injury and Illness Recordkeeping Proposal New APHIS Resource Tracks HPAI APHIS Celebrates 50 Years We Need Your Help Telling U.S. Feed's Story in China! Webinar on Latest Developments in Budding Insect Industry IFEEDER Examines Impact of GM-free Feed Ad Council Releases Booster Shot PSAs Recommend FII to Feed Industry Newcomers!
March 31, 2022
FeedGram Issue 54, March 31, 2022
In this issue: Taking a Closer Look at the SEC's Proposed Climate Reporting Rule Biden Boosts Ag/Food Safety Funding in 2023 Fiscal Budget Plan Senate Confirms CFTC Commissioners Maine State Update Electronic Logging Device FAQs Updated Legislators Urge Agriculture Take Priority in Indo-Pacific Talks AFIA Takes Part in International Feed Industry Meeting IFEEDER to Release GM-free Feed Study Results ICYMI: AFIA Talks Pet Food Shortages Watch Last Week's Legislative & Regulatory Webinar Why AFIA's PCQI Course is a Great Value
March 24, 2022
FeedGram Issue 53, March 24, 2022
In this issue: "All Ag, All In" Senate Commerce Committee Approves Shipping Rule Changes Louisiana State Update SEC to Focus on Climate Risks in Corporate Financial Reports AAFCO Discusses Modifying Names of Certain "Gluten" Ingredients USDA Partners with Northwest Seaport Alliance to Ease Port Congestion West Coast Ports Should Start Labor Negotiations Now Canada Pacific Railway Reopens House Passed Bill to Revoke Russian "Permanent Normal Trade Relations" Ag Industry a Major Contributor to Nation's Economy Production Compliance Committee Meets Equipment Manufacturers Committee Plans Fall Conference AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Feed Industry Institute
March 17, 2022
FeedGram Issue 52, March 17, 2022
In this issue: Dissecting Animal Food Wins in Federal Appropriations Louisiana State Update Maine State Update Massachusetts State Update FDA Issues Guidance on FSMA Rules Subject to 'Enforcement Discretion' USDA Announces Changes to Grants for Fertilizer Production, Climate-Smart Pilot Projects Biden Calls to Revoke Russian "Permanent Normal Trade Relations" White House Withdraws Key Agricultural Trade Nominee USTR Releases 2022 Trade Policy Agenda, 2021 Annual Report Trade Talks With United Kingdom Begin Next Week AFIA's International Trade Committee Meets in San Francisco Liquid Feed Committee Meets Want to Help Animals in Ukraine? Here Are Some Ways Join Us for PCQI Training This Summer
February 24, 2022
FeedGram Issue 49, Feb. 24, 2022
In this issue: HPAI Strikes Commercial Operations in US California State Update Maryland State Update Maine State Update South Dakota State Update USDA Issues Supply Chain Analysis CISA Cautions Businesses on Increased Threat of Cyberattacks Do You Export Animal-based Animal Feed or Pet Food? (Or Sell to a Customer That Exports?) USTR Reports on China's WTO Compliance Don't Miss Feed Sustainability Session at USDA Forum Last Call to Register for PISC!
February 17, 2022
FeedGram Issue 48, Feb. 17, 2022
In this issue: States Told to Cease and Desist Approving Hemp for Use in Animal Food Appropriations Reconciliation Process to Begin Soon Senate Clears FDA Chief Maine State Update Maryland State Update Michigan State Update Oregon State Update South Dakota State Update AFIA Applauds Telecommunications and Information Administration on Broadband Program OSHA Updates Powered Industrial Trucks Standard AAFCO IDC Call Next Week 'Freedom Convoy' Protests Rattle Trade HPAI Hits Commercial Turkey, Chicken Operations in US Don't Miss AFIA at USDA Forum Represent US Ag in UNFSS Social Media Campaign PISC Registration Rates Increase This Weekend Having Labor Issues? We Want to Know
February 10, 2022
FeedGram Issue 47, Feb. 10, 2022
In this issue: FDA Is Resuming Routine Inspections: Are You Ready? Federal Feed Ingredient Review Process Under Congressional Eye Extension for Government Funding Coming Soon Ocean Shipping Reform Bills See More Action Maine State Update Maryland State Update South Dakota State Update Vermont State Update New Jersey State Update Producing a Climate-Smart Commodity? You Could Be Eligible to Partner with USDA FSIS to Host Salmonella in Poultry Roundtable 2021 Ag Exports Boast Record Levels Phase One Trade Agreement Commitments Canada Updates Feed Regulations Avian Influenza Found in Indiana Commercial Turkey Flock Watch: Gary Huddleston Speaking on Vaccine Mandates on Feedstuffs 365 Last Chance to Book Your PISC Hotel at a Discounted Rate!
February 3, 2022
FeedGram Issue 46, Feb. 3, 2022
In this issue: It's Committee Season - Won't You Join Us? It's February...Almost Feb. 18... House Starts Focusing on Farm Bill Maine State Update USDA Announces Partnership to Ease Port Congestion Rodenticide Changes May Be on the Horizon Apply for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant Feed Ingredient Sustainability Topic at Upcoming USDA Forum Another Attack on Animal Ag Antitrust Official Details Focus Make Sales at PISC
January 27, 2022
FeedGram Issue 45, Jan. 27, 2022
In this issue: Back to Business: In-Person IPPE Returns to Atlanta Bipartisan Senate Shipping Reform Bill On Horizon Maine State Update OSHA Withdraws COVID-19 ETS Feed Trucks Stuck at Northern Border New Research Project to Investigate Feed Mill Decontamination in an ASF Outbreak Follow the Protein PACT on Social Interested in Joining an AFIA Committee? Boost Your Brand Recognition with Industry Buyers and Sellers at AFIA's PISC
January 20, 2022
FeedGram Issue 44, Jan. 20, 2022
In this issue: AAFCO Addresses Human-grade Pet Food, New Ingredients, Feed Labeling & More Califf Heads to Senate Floor Maryland State Update Maine State Update Missouri State Update US Supreme Court Blocks Expansive Workplace Vaccine Mandate OSHA Civil Penalties Announced for 2022 Pilot Program Supports Young Adult CMV Drivers Lock and Dam 25 on Upper Mississippi River Fully Funded New PSAs Encourage COVID-19 Booster Shots AFIA Talks ASF in Wisconsin ICYMI: 2022 Outlook from AFIA's CEO Interested in Joining an AFIA Committee? Visit AFIA at IPPE
January 13, 2022
FeedGram Issue 43, Jan. 13, 2022
In this issue: Some COVID-19 ETS Requirements Now In Effect FDA Commissioner Receives Vote Indiana State Update Maine State Update Maryland State Update FDA Releases Reportable Food Registry Data Dashboard Canada Issues Vaccine Mandate for American Cross-border Truck Drivers Effective Jan. 15 New ASF Resources Available Who Will You Meet at PISC?
January 6, 2022
FeedGram Issue 42, Jan. 6, 2022
In this issue: FDA Pauses 2022 Inspections Citing Omicron What's Congress Doing this Month? AFIA Calls for Prioritized COVID Testing Resources Maryland State Update Maine State Update FDA Commissioner Nominee Responds to Feed Questions Submit Required 2021 Injury and Illness Data by March 2 Comments Filed on HHS Rule Withdrawal AAFCO to Consider Ingredient Challenges, Pre-Meeting Happening TODAY Industry Meetings for AAFCO US Army Corps Should Focus on Improving Inland Waterway Access ICYMI: AFIA's Perspective on Next 12 Months Early-bird Registration for AFIA's IPPE Events Ends Tomorrow Mark Your Calendars for 2022 AFIA Events!
December 16, 2021
FeedGram Issue 41, Dec. 16, 2021
In this issue: Reflecting On What's Important Congress Raises U.S. Debt Limit Senate Committee Holds Hearing for FDA Commissioner CFTC Commissioner Confirmed Rhode Island State Update AFIA Comments on Proposed Thoroughbred Racing Rules Mobile Carriers Are Sunsetting 3G ? Will Your ELD be Affected? AFIA Urges Commonsense on International Truck Driver Vaccine Requirement CISA Community Bulletin - A Cybersecurity Resource Antimicrobial Sales Down in 2020 Don't Miss the Animal Food Events at IPPE
November 11, 2021
FeedGram Issue 37, Nov. 11, 2021
This issue includes: Are You Prepared for the COVID-19 ETS? House Passes Infrastructure Bill, Funding Broadband and Other Rural Projects Washington State Update Ports Getting Funding and Attention U.S., China Leaders to Meet AFIA Speaking at Sustainable Agriculture Summit Animal Food Equipment Sector Prepares for Emerging Safety Challenges Find Out How Federal Regulations Will Affect Pet Food in 2022
September 23, 2021
FeedGram Issue 29, Sept. 23, 2021
This issue includes: "The People's Summit" Is Here Lot of Talking, Not Much Action Oregon State Update ASF Confirmed in Haiti, AFIA to Hold Webinar Soon AAFCO Calls for Industry to Weigh In on Hemp Products in Animal Food OSHA Initiates Expanded Measures to Protect Workers from Hazards of Extreme Heat APHIS's IRegs: Your Resource for Exporting Animal-Based Products China Asks to Join CPTPP China Extends Retaliatory Tariff Exclusions Contact Your Representatives on Shipping, Port Issues US-EU Feed Industries Welcome Global Methane Pledge Beef and Dairy Production Could Achieve Climate Neutrality by 2050 IFIF Elects New Chair and Board of Directors for 2022-23 Vilsack Warns Ag Companies to Solidify Cybersecurity as Harvest Begins Are You Addressing Food Safety and Biosecurity in Your Facility? IPPE Booth Rates Increase Oct. 1
September 16, 2021
FeedGram Issue 28, Sept. 16, 2021
This issue includes: New US-EU Pledge: Opportunity to Push Label Claims? Government Funding Expires in 14 Days Trouble at the Ports Persist Congress Wrestles with the Reconciliation Package Washington State Update ASF Action Week Ends Friday White House COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: What Does This Mean For Your Business? USDA Grants Available for Aquaculture Producers, Processors FDA Announces "Winners" in Food Traceability Challenge Agricultural Trade Back in the Spotlight AFIA Talks US Animal Food Products with Vietnamese Businesses US Considers Another Section 301 Investigation into Chinese Subsidies Are You Ready for the UN Food Systems Summit Next Week? Livestock Virtual Forum Seeks to Catalyze Action for Climate and Nutrition Time Is Running Out ? Submit Your FFY Application Today!
September 9, 2021
FeedGram Issue 27, Sept. 9, 2021
This issue includes: AFIA's Liquid Feed Symposium Celebrates 50 Years AFIA Tells Congress to Preserve Federal Tax Provisions California Poised to Allow Hemp Feeding to Pets Are You Ready for ASF? White House Report Addresses Competition in Meatpacking Industry Emergency Assistance for Higher Feed Transportation Costs Coming FDA Announces Summit on E-Commerce AFIA Requests Comments on Pet Food Label Modernization Ahead of AAFCO Deadline UN Food Systems Summit Launches Social Media Countdown in Lead up to N.Y. Summit Make It a Hole in One: Support Future Equipment Leaders
August 19, 2021
FeedGram Issue 25, Aug. 19, 2021
This issue includes: PISC Draws Members to Orlando Nebraska State Update OSHA Updates Guidance on Protecting Unvaccinated and Other At-risk Workers from COVID-19 Join African Swine Fever Action Week Certain Processed Animal Proteins Allowed in Farm Animal Feed in the EC Booth Space in the "Feed Hall" at IPPE is Running Out
August 5, 2021
FeedGram Issue 23, Aug. 5, 2021
This issue includes: CVM Remarks at AAFCO: Are Prerequisite Programs Enough? Claims & Ingredient Reviews Move Through Legislative Process Illinois State Update Oregon State Update EPA, Army Announce Next Steps for Waters of the United States FDA Holding Summit on E-commerce Congrats to Mike Gauss: AFIA's New Board Chair-elect Do You Like the New FeedGram Format? EMC Registration Now Open Donate Blood at PISC Check Out Our New Safe Feed/Safe Food Website!
July 8, 2021
FeedGram Issue 19, July 8, 2021
This issue includes: FTC Issues Final Rule On "Made in USA Labeling" Delaware State Update Rhode Island State Update OSHA Publishes New Heat Illness Prevention at Work Pamphlet Register for AAFCO Annual Meeting, AFIA Committee Meetings ICCF Publishes Guidance Document on 'Manufacturing Process and Specification' Nominate Liquid Feed Leaders for the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame Book an Exhibit Booth at the Liquid Feed Symposium Reconnect With the Animal Food Industry at IPPE FMT: The Must-Have Resource
June 17, 2021
FeedGram Issue 16, June 17, 2021
This issue includes: Appropriations Process Sheds Light on Feed Ingredient Regulatory Issues Oregon State Update Rhode Island State Update U.S. Trade Representative Makes European Rounds Liquid Feed Facilities ? Apply to FFY Now! Learn More on Exporting to China on June 28 Celebrate Liquid Feed's Rich History Get Feed Industry Fundamentals With AFIA-KSU Modules
June 10, 2021
FeedGram Issue 15, June 10, 2021
This issue includes: COVID-19 ETS Unveiled for Medical Community House Committee Tackles Transportation Issues Infrastructure Negotiations Continue Delaware State Update What's Next for FDA Inspections? Administration Focuses on Critical Supply Chains EEOC Updates FAQs on Employer Vaccination Policies Protecting Your Business From Ransomware What the World Would Look Like Without Agriculture Tariffs Exporting or Interested in Exporting to China? Take Note! AFIA's CEO Takes Stage at European Forum New Communications Resources Available on UNFSS Apply for the "Buyers to PISC" Scholarship
June 3, 2021
FeedGram Issue 14, June 3, 2021
This issue includes: President Delivers Budget Appropriations Process Kicks Off California State Update Brazilians Learn Importance of Feed Additives Save Your Spot For PCQI Training
May 27, 2021
FeedGram Issue 13, May 27 2021
This issue includes: Ingredient Issues Raised in House Committee AFIA Board Members Advocate for the Industry Louisiana State Update FMCSA Extends Expanded Modified Emergency Declaration USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry USMCA Leaders Meet USTR Initiates Dispute Settlement Panel Under USMCA China Eyes CPTPP Brazilians Hear Value of US Animal Feed Additives Liquid Feed Facilities ? Apply to FFY Now! Sponsor the PISC Suppliers Showcase
May 20, 2021
FeedGram Issue 12, May 20, 2021
This issue includes: Meat Consumption Under Pressure; North Carolina State Update; FDA Responds on AFIA's Food Additives Letter; FDA Announces New Traceability Competition; VQIP Portal Closes May 31; AFIA Participates in VietShrimp in Vietnam; Feed Facility of the Year Program Re-Launches
May 13, 2021
FeedGram Issue 11, May 13, 2021
This Issue Includes: AFIA Board Holds Annual Meeting, Recognizes Industry Greats; USDA Deputy Secretary Nomination Proceeding; Biden's Trade Agenda in Spotlight; Congress Shows Support for Trans-Pacific Partnership; Delaware State Update; Vermont State Update; EPA, DOT Issue Waivers to Lessen Fuel Shortages; FDA FSVP Industry Portal
May 6, 2021
FeedGram Issue 10, May 6, 2021
This Issue Includes: FDA Site Inspections: During COVID and Beyond; USMCA Is Viewed as Partial Template; New York State Update; Vermont State Update; USDA Seeks Supply Chain Information; USDA Needs Your Sustainability Examples; President Targets Rural America in Vaccine Goal; Feed Industry Sees Big Win At Codex; IFIF Tackles AMR;
June 12, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
In late May, the American Feed Industry Association engaged in opposition to Louisiana House bill 618, an act to amend the existing feed law and create a new requirement for the consideration of adulterated feed, which was not in alignment with the Food and Drug Administration or the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) model feed bill.
May 29, 2020
ICYMI: Member Webinar on Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Last week, the American Feed Industry Association held a webcast for members to provide updates from the legislative and regulatory team. It covered a number of topics, including how the industry is responding to COVID-19 and what next steps include; a recap on state legislative activities; an update on progress made with speeding up the ingredient review process; the new AFIA-KSU online, on-demand feed training modules; a briefing on the upcoming Preventive Controls Qualified Individual course; and information on how members can advocate for issues affecting the industry.
May 29, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
LA H 618: Over the past three weeks, the American Feed Industry Association has been engaged in opposition to LA H 618, an act to provide for regulation of commercial feeds.
May 15, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update & Updated Staffing
Due to COVID-19, most state legislative bodies are still on a limited work schedule, but some pieces of legislation of interest to American Feed Industry Association members are moving through committees.
March 20, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Many state legislatures have adjourned early while leaders are addressing the COVID-19 outbreak. The American Feed Industry Association will only be including the state update in the biweekly FeedGram as necessary.
March 20, 2020
Maryland Ag Department Clarifies Stance on Use of MSBC in Feed
Over the last several months, the American Feed Industry Association has been working with our members, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Pet Food Institute on finding a solution to the challenges presented with using menadione sodium bisulfite complex (MSBC) as a source of vitamin K in animal foods other than poultry.
March 20, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Many state legislatures and regulators are active this year in the animal food arena.
March 17, 2020
Maryland Ag Department Clarifies Stance on Use of MSBC in Feed
Over the last several months, the American Feed Industry Association has been working with our members, the Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Pet Food Institute on finding a solution to the challenges presented with using menadione sodium bisulfite complex (MSBC) as a source of vitamin K in animal foods other than poultry.
March 6, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Many state legislatures are active this year in the animal food arena. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Louisiana.
February 21, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Many state legislatures are active this year in the animal food arena. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota and Virginia.
February 7, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Many state legislatures are active this year in the animal food arena. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia.
January 24, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
With state legislatures in full swing and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) meeting this week, there's much discussion on feed issues and changes happening at the state level.
January 10, 2020
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
Jan. 10, 2020 2020 is sure to be a busy state legislative year as every state will be in session at one point or another. The American Feed Industry Association anticipates many states will update their state feed laws, hemp regulations and other tax related issues will be addressed. AFIA is already tracking several bills and regulatory changes that will impact our members.
May 2, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in South Carolina and Missouri.
April 19, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Maryland, Missouri and Montana.
April 5, 2019
State-Specific Information Available on AFIA's New Website
The American Feed Industry Association tracks, discuss and updates state feed laws and regulations as needed. AFIA strives to achieve harmonization across the state feed laws and regulations as well as maintain properly funded commercial feed programs that fairly regulate our industry.
April 5, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is beginning to slow down with only 34 states in session this week. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Maryland, Missouri, Montana and North Dakota. This article also identifies a regulation adopted by North Carolina.
March 22, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is in full swing with 46 states in session this week. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and North Dakota.
March 8, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is in full swing with 46 states in session this week. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico and North Dakota.
February 8, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is heating up with 45 states currently in session. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico and North Dakota.  
January 25, 2019
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season has started and as expected, is proving to be an active and interesting year. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in New Mexico and North Dakota.  
November 16, 2018
Wisconsin Releases New Form for Commercial Feed Tonnage and Inspection Fees
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection updated its annual commercial feed tonnage and inspection fee reporting form to reflect the modified statutory requirements and to better align with industry reporting mechanisms.
September 21, 2018
NASDA Tackles Emerging Animal Ag Issues at Annual Meeting
Last week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) brought state commissioners, secretaries, and directors of agriculture, as well as a variety of federal and industry stakeholders, together to discuss and set agriculture policy for the upcoming year.
June 15, 2018
WA State Feed Advisory Committee Discusses Feed Fees, Regulatory Updates
On June 4, Leah Wilkinson, the American Feed Industry Association's vice president of public policy and education, participated in the Feed Advisory Committee meeting for Washington state. Listed below are several important items the committee discussed, which commercial feed and pet food manufacturers located in and distributing into the state may want to note.
May 18, 2018
From Wisc. Dept. of Ag: Wisconsin Feed Tonnage & Inspection Fee Statute Changes
Wisconsin's 2018-19 biennial budget made statutory changes to the commercial feed tonnage and inspection fees. These changes are effective with reporting of the calendar year 2018 distributions; paperwork to be completed early in 2019. Changes that took effect 1/1/18:
April 20, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is starting to slow down with only 23 states still in session. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry, as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in South Carolina and Tennessee.
April 6, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season is starting to slow down with only 20 states still in session. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry, as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Michigan and Tennessee.
March 23, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season continues to move quickly with 34 states still in session. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry, as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee and Utah.
March 9, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season continues to move quickly with 41 states still in session. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in New Mexico, Tennessee and Utah.
February 23, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season has started with a bang. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in New Mexico and Utah.
February 9, 2018
State Legislative and Regulatory Update
The state legislative season has started with a bang. The American Feed Industry Association is tracking bills of importance to the animal food industry as well as proposed changes to feed laws or regulations. This article provides an overview of bills currently being considered in New Mexico and South Dakota.