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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 Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal
April 1, 2021
AFIA Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for his leadership urging Congress to renew the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement upon reading his comments:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator
March 17, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Katherine Tai for her appointment as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following Tai’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Tips Hat to New EPA Chief
March 11, 2021
AFIA Tips Hat to New EPA Chief

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Michael Regan for his appointment as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement following Regan’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
IFEEDER Finds Demand for Animal Food Strong, Despite COVID-19
March 4, 2021
IFEEDER Finds Demand for Animal Food Strong, Despite COVID-19

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released a new report today that found that U.S. domestic livestock and pets consumed nearly 284 million tons of safe, high quality and nutritious food in 2019. The report also provides expert economic analysis on how the coronavirus pandemic may impact the industry’s growth over the next five years.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Congratulates Vilsack for Second Round at USDA Helm
February 23, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Vilsack for Second Round at USDA Helm

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Secretary Tom Vilsack for his second term leading the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following Vilsack’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks Members for  Years of Loyalty, Membership
February 11, 2021
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their decades of loyalty and assistance representing the interests of the whole industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Feed Industry Can Expect Regulatory Shifts, New Priorities
February 1, 2021
Feed Industry Can Expect Regulatory Shifts, New Priorities

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Feed Education Program last week, covering what the animal food industry can expect on food and worker safety from U.S. federal agencies in 2021 and what to look out for when improving biosecurity at feed facilities.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Future Is Bright for US Pet Food Industry, PFC Speakers Say
January 27, 2021
Future Is Bright for US Pet Food Industry, PFC Speakers Say

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) wrapped up its 14th annual Pet Food Conference (PFC) late yesterday, covering the regulatory and trade outlook for the U.S. pet food sector along with changing consumer trends emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. The daylong virtual conference also included the announcement of two Friend of Pet Food Award winners and culminated with three presentations on graduate-level research currently being conducted in the field.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Honors Pet Food Industry Professionals
January 26, 2021
AFIA Honors Pet Food Industry Professionals

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce Galen Rokey, of Wenger Manufacturing, Inc., and Michael Panasevich, of Summit Ridge Farms, as the recipients of the 2021 Friend of Pet Food Award. Scott Baker, marketing manager at SEM Minerals, LP, presented the awards today during the AFIA Pet Food Conference, happening virtually in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo this week.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Congratulates Our New US President, Vice President
January 20, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Our New US President, Vice President

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Joseph Biden, Jr. and Kamala Harris for assuming the duties of president and vice president respectively of the United States. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following the presidential inauguration in Washington.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications