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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!
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
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
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 10, 2022
FeedGram Issue 51, March 10, 2022
In this issue: Industry Buyers and Sellers Discuss Business Disruptions, Opportunities at PISC Congress Reaches Agreement on Funding FDA Finalizes Guidance on Voluntary Recalls AAFCO Holding Ingredient Definitions Meeting March 22 AFIA Solicits White House's Help on Supply Chain Disruptions AFIA Board Hears from @GHGGuru, Conducts Business IFEEDER Board Approves New Projects to Support Animal Food Industry Marketing Committee Examines Changing Social Media Habits Equine Committee Considers Trade Impact on Ingredients Join Us for AFIA's Legislative and Regulatory Review Webinar
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!
November 18, 2021
FeedGram Issue 38, Nov. 18, 2021
This issue includes: Raising Our Voice on Feed Sustainability Infrastructure Spending Bill Signed Into Law What's Congress Doing? Appeals Court Temporarily Halts OSHA's Employer Vaccine Mandate AFIA Congratulates FDA Commissioner Nomination CODEX, Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force Comes to a Close Biden Initiates Dialogue With China North American Leaders Meet IFEEDER, Partners Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions in Dairy Operations US Makes Climate Commitments at COP Bookmark It: New Website Shares Supply Chain Disruption Stats It's Time to Come Together for Animal Ag Learn How Seasoned Industry Experts Kept Their Businesses Going Amid Disruptions
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
November 4, 2021
FeedGram Issue 36, Nov. 4, 2021
This issue includes: Hot Off the Press: Workplace COVID-19 ETS Released Moving Closer to Reconciliation Package on Social Spending Industry Groups Demand Progress on Supply Chain Issues USDA Plans Return to Offices AAFCO Acts on MSBC During Ingredient Committee Webinar AAFCO Launches Animal Feed Ingredient Definition Course Biden Pledges Methane Cuts, Confirms Commitment to Ag Innovation at COP26 Think You're Prepared for a Cyberattack? Think Again. AFIA Updates ASF Resources, Calls for Support of Decontamination Research EMC: Happening This Week! AFIA Marketing Committee Tackles Changing Consumer Trends, Advocacy Keeping Your Business Running in Times of Disruption Hire Your Next Great Employee at IPPE
October 28, 2021
FeedGram Issue 35, Oct. 28, 2021
This issue includes: Busy Week for Pet Food Regulation Spending Deals Getting Closer? AFIA Urges Swift Confirmation on CFTC, USTR Nominees Handle with Care: Navigating Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccination Focus on Cybersecurity Protection USAHA Recognizes Importance of Ingredients OSHA Initiates Rulemaking Process to Protect Workers From Heat Illness It's High Time to Address America's Supply Chain Issues Mexico Will Import US Genetically Modified Corn Dairy Hosts GHG Measurement Symposium to Pursue Net-Zero Emissions Catch Cullman at Feedinfo Summit AFIA Is Now Accepting Applications for Premix/Ingredient FFY Program Beef Up Your Cybersecurity, Or Pay the Ransom
October 21, 2021
FeedGram Issue 34, Oct. 21, 2021
This issue includes: Organizations Push COVID-19 Vaccination in Rural Communities as ETS Looms Negotiations Continue on Social Spending Package More Rural Broadband Money Coming FDA and Stop Foodborne Illness to Co-Host Food Safety Culture Webinar FDA Encourages Food and Ag Workers to Get Vaccinated Against Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 AFIA Submits Comments on Canada Feed Regulatory Framework Modernization More Countries Want "In" on CPTPP AFIA Trade Committee Meets AFIA Webinars on Cybersecurity, ASF, Capitol Hill/Federal Agencies Global Feed Industry Discusses Achieving Net-zero GHG Emissions Targets National Organic Standards Board Holds Annual Meeting Outreach to South America Pet Food Conference Examines Emerging Trends, Current Issues Support the Future of the Feed Industry by Attending EMC
October 7, 2021
FeedGram Issue 32, Oct. 7, 2021
This issue includes: AFIA Board Talks Policy Priorities, Current Issues Government Funded Through Dec. 3 USDA's Vaccine Candidate Successful in Blocking Spread of ASF FDA Commissioner Nomination Close US Renews Trade Talks with China AFIA Cohosts Webinar on Feed Industry Solutions to Reaching Net-zero GHG Emissions Targets IFIF Releases 2020-21 Annual Report Time Is Running Out to Apply to Integrator FFY Program
September 30, 2021
FeedGram Issue 31, Sept. 30, 2021
This issue includes: AFIA, U.S. Government Working to Prevent Entry of African Swine Fever Theme for the Week: The Punt Guidance on Vaccination of Federal Contractors FDA Receives Input on Pet Food Regulations Feed 101 Keeps it Relevant Discussing Animal Food's Role in Sustainability IFIF-FAO Meet on Feed Industry Issues UNFSS Wraps Up with Country Commitments News from IFEEDER Early-bird Registration Rates for EMC End Next Week Do You Have the Latest Feed Manufacturing Technology Manual?
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!
August 12, 2021
FeedGram Issue 24, Aug. 12, 2021
This issue includes: Massive Infrastructure Bill Heads to Lower Chamber AFIA Throws Support Behind Bill to Fix US Port Crisis News from the AAFCO Annual Meeting AAFCO Provides Free Access to Ingredient Definitions Chapter FDA Announces Virtual Listening Session on Pet Food Oversight, Regulation APHIS Clamps Down on Dog Imports Due to ASF Risks AFIA Head Talks Chinese Trade Barriers AFIA Member Ag ProVision Advocates the Need for Ag Labor Reform IPPC Calls Climate Crisis "Code Red" for Humanity LFS Hotel Block Closes Monday
July 22, 2021
FeedGram Issue 21, July 22, 2021
This issue includes: Putting a Price on the "True" Cost of Food or Pushing an Agenda? Legislation Being Drafted on Export Container Issue Industry Groups Urge Addressing Rail Competition Trump-era Tariffs on China Still in Place, Nearing $100 Billion Codex Supports IFIF's Work New Protein PACT Launches, Needs Your Input! FAO Releases Animal Nutrition Strategies to Reduce Antimicrobials in Animal Production Join the Sustainability Member Interest Group Commercial Dry Facilities ? Apply for FFY! Want to Learn More at the PISC Suppliers Showcase? Are You a Buyer of Ingredients? Have You Ever Attended PISC?
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
Share Your Sustainability Story
The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) is quickly approaching, with pre-summit activities set for July 26-28 in Rome. The American Feed Industry Association has been working to ensure the summit's final policy recommendations reflect the industry's position of support for innovation, access to diverse production systems and diets. But now, we need your help!
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
2021-2022 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