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October 2, 2020
LEAP Feed Additive Environmental Performance Guidelines Pave the Way for Industry's Next Step in Measuring Footprint
In a major step forward for the industry, last week, the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership released new guidelines on the environmental performance of feed additives in livestock supply chains. Now, the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) will put the guidelines into practice to support the improvement of the environmental performance of global livestock production.
September 4, 2020
Washington Update
A few weeks of rest, repair and prepare...that is what is currently happening in the nation's capital. Normally these weeks occur in August, but the inability to agree on the next coronavirus relief package kept Congress around for much longer with no actions taken. Now, as the few weeks of recess have finally started, everyone is resting up, trying to repair images and positions and preparing for a heavy workload with only 26 days till the end of the fiscal year and 60 days until the election. This time is also traditionally used for issuing reports or the Administration rolling out regulatory changes. We'll highlight a few of these actions.
June 12, 2020
Washington Update
This week in Washington proved to be disorganized as members of Congress attempted to stay on track with the legislative agenda amid ongoing protests against police brutality and the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to put a damper on the domestic economy. Despite these tremendously important issues in the national spotlight driving most of the week's conversations, Capitol Hill still had a productive week.
May 18, 2020
Sustainability Oversight Committee Plan of Work
2019-2020 Sustainability Oversight Committee Annual Report
February 7, 2020
Agricultural Resilience Discussed at FFAR Gathering
The Foster Our Future event held in Washington, D.C., this week showcased how research and science are changing the food and agriculture landscape. Hosted by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), the event brought together stakeholders from the federal government, commodity groups and trade associations, including the American Feed Industry Association, and executives from major companies, nonprofits and philanthropists to tackle some of the greatest challenges facing food and agriculture.
January 24, 2020
Livestock Are Problem Solvers, Not the Problem
It's an interesting perspective for sure ? livestock as a solution provider and not "the problem" as so many people would want us to believe. Of course, it is something we have known all along in the animal food industry.
December 6, 2019
What's New at the Animal Ag Alliance?
The American Feed Industry Association recently attended the Animal Agriculture Alliance's (AAA) board of directors meeting. AFIA serves on the Alliance's board or directors, as AFIA is a founding member of the Alliance. The recent board meeting discussed various items of interest to AFIA members.
May 30, 2019
Mitloehner Testifies on Industry's Sustainability Efforts
University of California-Davis animal scientist and air quality extension specialist, Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., testified last week in front of the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee during its hearing on "Climate Change and the Agriculture Sector."
January 17, 2019
American Feed Industry Association's Response to EAT-Lancet
Statement and talking points in response to the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health report that calls for drastic reductions in the consumption of meat and dairy products.
January 17, 2019
American Feed Industry Association's EAT-Lancet Tweet Bank
Tweets with graphics to post in response to the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health report that calls for drastic reductions in the consumption of meat and dairy products.
June 28, 2016
Livestock and Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
A study by Frank Mitloehner, Professor & Air Quality Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis