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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.

AFIA Honors Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research Awards
July 17, 2019
AFIA Honors Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research Awards

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored two individuals in the animal science field last week at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)–Canadian Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Austin, Texas. Robert Goodband, Ph.D., of Kansas State University (KSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Kendall Swanson, Ph.D., of North Dakota State University (NDSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Opens Nominations for New Pet Food Award
July 15, 2019
AFIA Opens Nominations for New Pet Food Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations for its new award, the Friend of Pet Food Award. The first award will be presented at AFIA’s 2020 Pet Food Conference, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, FASS Announce 2019 New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award Winner
July 11, 2019
AFIA, FASS Announce 2019 New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award Winner

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) are pleased to announce Jerry Spears, Ph.D., of North Carolina State University as the winner of the 2019 AFIA-FASS New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award. Spears received the award during the opening session of the 2019 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, on July 8.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
July 3, 2019
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 6-8 in Marco Island, Fla. Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual conference focuses on updating the equipment sector of the feed industry on current issues and trends, providing an environment for learning from educational speakers and industry leaders, and bringing the industry together to network.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Adam Lock Receives AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award
July 1, 2019
Adam Lock Receives AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Adam Lock, Ph.D., of Michigan State University (MSU), for receiving the 2019 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. Ryan Ordway, of Balchem Corporation, presented the award to Lock on behalf of AFIA on June 24 as part of ASDA's annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Is Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
June 26, 2019
AFIA Is Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2019 inductee into the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Williams Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award
June 24, 2019
Williams Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Carey Williams, Ph.D., an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, for her professional achievements in the equine industry on June 6 at the 2019 ESS Symposium in Asheville, N.C.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Welcomes Mallory Gaines
June 13, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Mallory Gaines

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Mallory Gaines as its manager of market access and trade policy, effective June 10.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA
June 12, 2019
AFIA Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joined nearly 1,000 organizations representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain yesterday in calling on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee
June 11, 2019
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s director of international policy and trade, has been reappointed to serve on the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Tumbarello has represented AFIA members on the committee since 2014 and provides valuable technical advice and information about U.S. animal food products and the industry to the secretary of agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications