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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.