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The American Feed Industry Association publishes news releases surrounding its legislative and regulatory work, important political announcements, association events and more. See our most recent news below. For more information or to be added to our distribution list, contact Victoria Broehm, AFIA’s director of communications.

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AFIA Congratulates FDA Commissioner Nomination
November 12, 2021
AFIA Congratulates FDA Commissioner Nomination

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Dr. Robert Califf for his nomination to serve a second time as the Food and Drug Administration’s commissioner. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today upon hearing of President Joe Biden’s official nomination. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Registration Open for "Business Continuity in Times of Disruption" Program at 2022 IPPE
November 10, 2021
Registration Open for "Business Continuity in Times of Disruption" Program at 2022 IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association’s Nutrition Committee is hosting a program focused on challenges and opportunities for the animal food industry in the face of disruptions, such as pandemics or foreign animal diseases. Titled, “Business Continuity in Times of Disruption: Lessons Learned,” the program will take place on Jan. 26, 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 25-27.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Animal Food Equipment Sector Prepares for Emerging Safety Challenges
November 9, 2021
Animal Food Equipment Sector Prepares for Emerging Safety Challenges

Nearly 50 industry professionals gathered in New Orleans, La., last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference focused on two issues that are central to the business of animal food: food safety and biosecurity.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Free Feed Education Program Prepares Industry for Regulatory Changes
November 3, 2021
Free Feed Education Program Prepares Industry for Regulatory Changes

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) free Feed Education Program returns to the International Production & Processing Expo to update attendees on recent changes within several federal agencies and to provide an outlook for the animal food industry for 2022. The two-hour program, to be held Jan. 26, 2022, is ideal for animal food facility managers and operations and mill personnel looking to learn about the latest regulatory requirements impacting their businesses.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year Applications Open
October 26, 2021
Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year Applications Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member premix and ingredient facilities. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Pet Food Conference Examines Emerging Trends, Current Issues
October 25, 2021
Pet Food Conference Examines Emerging Trends, Current Issues

Pet food labeling, export trends, human resources in the industry, regulatory updates and best practices for dealing with cybersecurity and ransomware are the hot topics that will take center stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Backs US-led Coalition of Action on Sustainable Ag Production
September 23, 2021
AFIA Backs US-led Coalition of Action on Sustainable Ag Production

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Food Systems Summit today for standing up a new coalition that will focus on the role innovation plays in sustainably feeding a growing population. The Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation will align likeminded countries and organizations around developing a holistic, systems approach to resource conservation and efficiency, enabling further progress on achieving several of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
US-EU Feed Industries Welcome Global Methane Pledge
September 21, 2021
US-EU Feed Industries Welcome Global Methane Pledge

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) joined together today in support of the United States-European Union Global Methane Pledge, which calls for the use of scientific innovation to cut methane emissions by 30% below 2020 levels by 2030. U.S. President Joe Biden made the announcement on Sept. 17 during the Major Economic Forum, a virtual meeting attended by leaders from across the globe including European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Invites Students to Present at Pet Food Conference
September 16, 2021
AFIA Invites Students to Present at Pet Food Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding students to present their research or subject matter reviews at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. Graduate students will be invited to present their work as speakers during the conference, and undergraduates or graduate students will be invited to present posters. The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 25, 2022, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Congratulates PerforMix Nutrition Systems for Earning 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year Award
September 9, 2021
AFIA Congratulates PerforMix Nutrition Systems for Earning 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named PerforMix Nutrition Systems’ Rupert, Idaho, feed manufacturing facility as its 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to plant manager Ty Cahoon last night during a dinner at the AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held in Chicago, Ill., this week.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications