Feed Bites
What Would the US Animal Food Industry Like to See in a US-Japan Trade Agreement?
September 19, 2019
What Would the US Animal Food Industry Like to See in a US-Japan Trade Agreement?

This week, President Donald Trump started the process for the United States to enter into a free trade agreement with Japan. With Japan representing the third largest export market for feed, feed ingredients and pet food products behind Canada and Mexico, this could bring about positive changes for the U.S. animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
If Not China, Then Where?
September 16, 2019
If Not China, Then Where?

The U.S. animal food industry hasn’t faced the same level of backlash as other industries and those within the agricultural sector because of the current U.S.-China tariff war, mainly because it has barely had access to the Chinese market in the first place.

By Gina Tumbarello
Welcome to AFIA Feed Bites
September 9, 2019
Welcome to AFIA Feed Bites

Welcome to the American Feed Industry Association’s inaugural blog post! We are excited to formally launch this blog as a means of sharing insights from AFIA staff, members and guests on both policy issues and topics that are being discussed in the news.

By AFIA Editor
Seeing Is Believing: How Opening Up a Pig Farm Educates Public, Future Ag
September 9, 2019
Seeing Is Believing: How Opening Up a Pig Farm Educates Public, Future Ag

Belstra Milling has long held the notion that it’s important to educate others about our part in producing their food. I think a lot of this goes back to my dad who gave many folks a “nickel tour” of our feed mill. 

By Guest
Recognizing the Best of the Best – Famo Feeds
September 9, 2019
Recognizing the Best of the Best – Famo Feeds

What makes a feed facility “the best?” Modern equipment, efficient operations and high-quality ingredients are all very important aspects, but it goes beyond that.  

By Lacie Dotterweich
Looming Questions on ASF
September 9, 2019
Looming Questions on ASF

Roughly this time last year, we started hearing about the first outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) across China. Our rapid response team immediately activated, developing a multi-pronged action plan to address this issue. Now, more than a year later, with the disease still actively spreading across Europe and Asia, we realize that this threat, which has so far stayed outside of our borders, is still of grave concern. 

By Leah Wilkinson
40 Years in the Liquid Feed Industry (Almost)
September 9, 2019
40 Years in the Liquid Feed Industry (Almost)

Fast forward 39 years: AFIA has asked that I write a blog, for the what? This old cowboy? Well this will be interesting….

By Guest
Prepared for a Natural Disaster?
September 9, 2019
Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” U.S. Postal Service’s unofficial motto.

By Sarah Novak