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AFIA's Top Social Media Posts 2023
December 26, 2023
AFIA's Top Social Media Posts 2023

Another year of discussing topics affecting the U.S. animal food industry has passed. As the end of the year is always a time of reflection, we looked at the top social media posts across the American Feed Industry Association’s social media platforms that our followers loved the most (so we can continue to bring you content you love!). 

By Madison Wyman
Polls Reveal New Pragmatism Around Ag Biotech
December 21, 2023
Polls Reveal New Pragmatism Around Ag Biotech

This year’s United Nations Climate Conference turned the spotlight on food and agriculture, with a full day devoted to recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farming and shielding agriculture from the worst impacts of climate change. The focus on food and agriculture in the context of climate must include a look at the many ways in which biotechnology is delivering solutions, from animal feed engineered to reduce methane emissions from livestock, to crops that are bioengineered to withstand growing pressures from disease and drought.

By Guest
Reflecting on Working With Dr. Sundberg
December 19, 2023
Reflecting on Working With Dr. Sundberg

I have been blessed to work with many dedicated professionals who have enlightened or mentored me during my career in agriculture policy. Dr. Paul Sundberg is one of those individuals who has been there from the beginning when I started as an intern in Washington, D.C., with the National Pork Producers Council. Our paths continued to cross as I moved to work for different species organizations and luckily, it continued here in the feed industry.  

By Leah Wilkinson
Happy Holidays from AFIA & IFEEDER!
December 18, 2023
Happy Holidays from AFIA & IFEEDER!

The American Feed Industry Association’s offices will be closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 1, reopening on Jan. 2, 2024. For urgent requests, please leave a voicemail at (703) 524-0810 and someone will return your call within 24 hours. Happy holidays!

By AFIA Editor
A Heartfelt Thank You: Wrapping Up My Internship Journey with AFIA
December 18, 2023
A Heartfelt Thank You: Wrapping Up My Internship Journey with AFIA

As my internship journey with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on the incredible experiences and growth that this opportunity has provided. From day one, the AFIA team welcomed me with open arms, and the past few months have been nothing short of transformative. With gratitude in my heart, I'd like to extend a sincere thanks to everyone, especially Victoria and Raamezah, who have been a part of this enriching chapter of my life. 

By Emily Alvarez
Welcome to the COP Circus
December 14, 2023
Welcome to the COP Circus

Often, people refer to the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP) as a “three-ring circus” because of all the happenings that take place there. This year’s COP28, held in Dubai, was no different. We held our breath as countries’ policy positions reached new heights, knowledge sharing walked a tightrope, and the COP presidency declarations became the only elephant in the room. The American Feed Industry Association’s Constance Cullman and I were not only spectators of the multilateral meeting, but also active participants. 

By Mallory Gaines
Innovative FEED Act: The Next Frontier
December 6, 2023
Innovative FEED Act: The Next Frontier

In 2004 Facebook, Gmail and Firefox were launched and our use of electrons for social, academic and business purposes changed forever. The horizon was wide open for imagination to influence innovations and as a society we have never looked back. That same year, animal food manufacturers started their quest to modernize the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) regulatory oversight of animal food additives. In 2004, products were being developed that would improve animal productivity and wellness and reduce pathogens in human foods derived from animals. But there was no regulatory equivalent to the electronic highway to bring these products to the marketplace, farmers where stuck with the governing equivalent of floppy discs as CVM policy blocked the delivery of these exciting products into the hands of U.S. animal owners. Farmers and ranchers in other countries had the regulatory tools to use these scientific advances for the betterment of human health, animal health and the environment while U.S. farmers chugged along hampered by archaic federal policies.

By Louise Calderwood and Paul Davis, Ph.D.
A Thank You to Our Members
December 6, 2023
A Thank You to Our Members

Reflecting on the successes of the American Feed Industry Association, during this holiday season, we would like to take a moment to express our gratitude toward our members. Your commitment and contributions this year have been the driving force behind our collective success!.  

By AFIA Editor
Meet AFIA's Madison Wyman
December 4, 2023
Meet AFIA's Madison Wyman

I am delighted to share that the American Feed Industry Association has hired its first policy communications specialist, which will be vital in helping our legislative, regulatory and policy team better communicate members’ priorities to key policymakers. Madison Wyman is a recent graduate of Furman University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in politics and international affairs and communication studies last May. She has broad government affairs and communications experience and a passion for advocacy, as evident in her recent move to Washington, D.C. Learn more about her below.

By Victoria Broehm
Sharing the US Animal Food Industry's Role as a Climate Solution at COP28
November 30, 2023
Sharing the US Animal Food Industry's Role as a Climate Solution at COP28

The Conference of Parties (COP) has been gathering for over 30 years to hold formal negotiations within the United Nations (U.N.) Framework Convention on Climate Change. Last year, I discussed COP27, and this year, I am preparing to head to Dubai with the American Feed Industry Association’s President and CEO Constance Cullman for COP28.   

By Mallory Gaines

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