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1. The State of the States: Changes to Feed Industry Legislation in 2021

What do industrial hemp, pet neutering and packaging materials all have in common?

They are all issues being considered by state legislatures and being tracked by the American Feed Industry Association in our efforts to promote harmonization between state laws and regulations, protect against fees paid by the feed industry and not directly tied to regulation, and encourage a fair business climate for our members. As many state legislatures are wrapping up their sessions, the AFIA is reviewing its wins and losses (and in some cases our draws) for the year.

Tags: Advocacy, Ingredients, Federal agencies, Policy priority series, Hemp
By Louise Calderwood
2. Hemp on the Horizon?

Following the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, there was a great excitement in some sectors on the removal of hemp as a schedule I controlled substance and its move to being listed as an agricultural commodity, making it legal for farmers to grow the crop for industrial uses in states that permit it. Almost immediately, state legislatures passed bills recognizing hemp as an animal food ingredient. There was only one problem with all this activity: while it might have been legal to grow hemp, it certainly is not legal to feed it to livestock or pets. However, steps are now in motion to change that.

Tags: Ingredients, Federal agencies, Hemp
By Louise Calderwood
3. Hemp, Antimicrobials & More: State Issues to Watch

While much of the fuss in the government affairs world is made about the federal government, state government decisions have significant impacts on the animal food industry as well. Most states have a state feed law that gives state regulators the primary authority over all animal food and ingredients.

Tags: Advocacy, Member value, Hemp
By John Stewart
4. Hemming-and-Hawing Over What to Do About Hemp

Now that the 2018 Farm Bill has removed hemp as a schedule 1 controlled substance and listed it as an agricultural commodity, making it legal for farmers to grow the crop for industrial uses in states that permit it, some are wondering: can hemp products be used in feed or pet food? At this time, the answer is no. But given growing consumer interest, our members and even some state regulatory bodies are asking us this question.

Tags: Ingredients, Federal agencies, Hemp
By John Stewart

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