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AFIA Board Advocates for Key Policy Priorities on Capitol Hill

Written by: Madison Wyman   |   May 22, 2024

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The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors wrapped up its annual spring meeting last week, where they advocated for key policy priorities impacting the animal food industry on Capitol Hill.  

On May 16, the directors met with over 35 U.S. Senate and House offices, advocating for several legislative priorities on behalf of the total feed industry, including the Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development Act (Innovative FEED Act) (S. 1842/H.R. 6687), Enteric Methane Innovation Tools for Lower Emissions and Sustainable Stock Act (EMIT LESS Act) (S.4056), Securing American Agriculture Act (H.R. 8003), Sound Science for Farmers Act (S. 3719) and the farm bill.

Thank you to the U.S. Senate and House offices who met with our members and our AFIA leadership! See photo highlights below. 

Christi Brown; Zinpro Corporation, Mike Gauss; Kent Nutrition Group, Inc., Leah Wilkinson; AFIA, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), David Probert; International Ingredient Corporation, Kristin Bonham; dsm-firmenich, Frank Goode; ILC Resources, Jonathan Griffin; Balchem Corporation

Leigh Ann Sayen; The Peterson Company, Rebecca Mowen; ADM Animal Nutrition, Inc., Dan Finnerty; D&D Ingredients LLC, Terry Medemblik; Walinga USA, Grady Fain; Hamlet Protein, Inc.



Troy Wilkins; BASF Corporation, Dan Rice; Western Milling, Tim Reed; Reed Mariculture, Lyn Reed; Reed Mariculture, Bob Dragash (D-NJ-11)

Rep. Zach Nunn (R-IA-03), Brandon Dacey; Kemin, Karl Thoene; CHS Inc., Dan Meagher; Novus International, Carlos Gonzalez, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc., Madison Wyman; AFIA, Garry Huddleston; AFIA


A. Whit Huguley; ED&F Man Liquid Products, David Stephens; Seminole Feed, Bjorn Kwak; Daybrook Fisheries, Inc.

David Hansen, Selko USA LLC; Brent Brinegar, Lincoln Premium Poultry; Matt Podany, EBM Manufacturing; Garreth Hubbard, Land O'Lakes, Inc./Purina Animal Nutrition; Sean McNear, General Mills/Blue Buffalo; Scott Anderson, CPM; Victoria Broehm, AFIA; seated: Rep. Jim Baird (R-Ind.-04)


Louise Calderwood; AFIA, Chad Risley; Berg+Schmidt America, LLC, Scott Baker;SEM Minerals, LP, Todd Armstrong; Phibro Animal Health, Rep.Mike Bost (R-IL-12), Gerry Daignault; The Maschhoffs LLC

Steve Lerner, Ph.D.; Novonesis, Susanna Elliott; Alltech, Inc./Ridley, Erica Burson; AFIA, Scott Rausch (R-WI)

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