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QLF's Comstock Park Liquid Feed Facility Is Best in Class
September 15, 2022
QLF's Comstock Park Liquid Feed Facility is Best in Class

Last week, the American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs named Quality Liquid Feeds’ (QLF) Comstock Park, Mich., liquid feed manufacturing facility as the 2022 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner.

By Lacie Dotterweich
Getting Ahead of Changing International Feed Safety Standards with SF/SF
September 6, 2022
Getting Ahead of Changing International Feed Safety Standards with SF/SF

Alltech has been International Safe Feed/Safe Food (SF/SF) certified since 2012. The American Feed Industry Association recently spoke with Taryn Pitman, Alltech global quality manager, about why the company participates in the program. 

By AFIA Editor
Few Legislative Work Days Left, With So Much To Do
September 8, 2022
Few Legislative Work Days Left, With So Much To Do

Congress is working their way back to Washington, D.C., over the next several days to do their fall rush of work in the few legislative days available before the election. The House only has 11 days that they are in session between now and Nov. 8, while the Senate is around all of September and two weeks in October. No matter how much they are in town, it’s a given that there will be a mad dash of activity to complete the legislative work by the necessary deadlines or they will give themselves some wiggle room to complete the work later in the year when more is known after the election

By Leah Wilkinson
3 Things to Know About Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for your Products or Production System
August 30, 2022
3 Things to Know About Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for your Products or Production System

There is a growing interest for animal food companies to better understand the impacts of their operations and supply chains to identify market opportunities and meet expectations of downstream stakeholders. Utilizing life cycle assessment (LCA) tools are a great way to assess the footprint of operations and existing product lines. They can also be used to innovate and seize on growing demand for sustainable products in the marketplace.

By Lara Moody
Feed and Feed Ingredients Are Not the "Big Stool Leg" Spreading Viruses to Pig Farms
August 29, 2022
Feed and Feed Ingredients Are Not the "Big Stool Leg" Spreading Viruses to Pig Farms!

Who has not experienced an upset digestive system after eating or drinking something questionable? We all recognize that if food or water becomes contaminated with a pathogen, we can get sick after consuming it. It is the same for livestock. If the feed we deliver to the pig barn is contaminated with a virus, pigs could get sick after eating it.

By Guest
Overcoming Challenges, While Working Together
August 24, 2022
Overcoming Challenges, While Working Together

Today, the American Feed Industry Association released our annual, “Our Industry, Our Promise” report, providing a status update on the challenges the U.S. animal food industry is facing at home and abroad and the ways our staff is working to address them head-on. But, if you will allow me a moment, I would like to share how our successes were not borne from our work alone.

By Constance Cullman
Bidding AFIA Adieu
August 23, 2022
Bidding AFIA Adieu

A lot of things happened this summer. I moved across the country, got a dog, hiked a lot, graduated with my bachelor’s... but most importantly, I completed my internship with the American Feed Industry Association. 

By Guest
AFIA Honors 2022 Nutrition Award Recipients
August 17, 2022
AFIA Honors 2022 Nutrition Award Recipients

Every year, the American Feed Industry Association sponsors awards that recognize industry leaders who are making an impact on the health and nutrition of livestock and poultry. Read about this year’s animal nutrition award winners below.

By Guest
Sustainability: No Longer a 'Nice to Have,' but a 'Need to Have'
August 8, 2022
Sustainability: No Longer a 'Nice to Have,' but a 'Need to Have'

If you ask me, Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Ph.D., AgNext director and Colorado State University animal science professor, hit the nail on the head about how sustainability is viewed in the animal food industry. I recently spoke with her about some of the challenges the agricultural community will face in the coming years – from increased corporate emissions reporting to carbon markets – and the steps the feed industry could take now to prepare.

By Victoria Broehm
Cullman Speaks Out on Ingredient Reviews
August 5, 2022
Cullman Speaks Out on Ingredient Reviews

This week, the American Feed Industry Association’s President and CEO Constance Cullman penned an op-ed in The Hill on the Food and Drug Administration’s “archaic” policy for reviewing environmentally beneficial animal feed and feed ingredients, which has put U.S. farmers at a competitive disadvantage globally. She said it is time for the agency to develop a solution that allows these products to come to market quickly so that farmers can use them now.

By Victoria Broehm

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