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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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."