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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 Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award Until Sept. 18
July 30, 2020
AFIA Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award Until Sept. 18

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award. The award, which debuted last year, will be presented at AFIA’s 2021 Pet Food Conference, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo on Jan. 26.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's PISC Delivers Timely Information on State of the Animal Food Industry
July 27, 2020
AFIA's PISC Delivers Timely Information on State of Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association hosted its Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) Webinar Series last week. The five-day event offered attendees valuable insights on what is happening in the animal food industry and its outlook, in light of the current events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Honors Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research Awards
July 23, 2020
AFIA Honors Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research Awards

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored two individuals in the animal science field this week at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)–Canadian Society of Animal Science–Western Section ASAS virtual annual meeting and tradeshow. Martin Nyachoti, Ph.D., of the University of Manitoba (U of M), received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Terry Engle, Ph.D., of Colorado State University (CSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Constance Cullman and Mallory Gaines to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees
July 17, 2020
AFIA's Constance Cullman and Mallory Gaines to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committees

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Constance Cullman, AFIA’s president and CEO, and Mallory Gaines, AFIA’s manager of market access and trade policy, have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Animals and Animal Products, respectively.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Congratulates North American Leaders for Implementing Modernized Trade Agreement
July 1, 2020
AFIA Congratulates North American Leaders for Implementing Modernized Trade Agreement

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joins organizations across the agriculture industry in commending North American leaders for ushering in and implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which enters into force today.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Woo Kyun Kim Receives Poultry Nutrition Research Award
June 29, 2020
Woo Kyun Kim Receives Poultry Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association has honored Woo Kyun Kim, Ph.D., with the annual AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Poultry Nutrition Award.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Christiane Girard Receives AFIA - ADSA Nutrition Research Award
June 26, 2020
Christiane Girard Receives AFIA - ADSA Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Christiane Girard, Ph.D., of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, for receiving the 2020 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. The associations recognized Girard during the virtual ADSA annual meeting earlier this week.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Virtual Feed Industry Institute
June 25, 2020
AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Virtual Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its popular biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), which will be offered in a self-paced, virtual learning environment over a span of a few weeks later this summer. The conference, which kicks off Aug. 17 and culminates on Sept. 23, brings together industry newcomers to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
U.S. Feed Industry Praises FDA for Creating Process to Improve Trade
June 22, 2020
U.S. Feed Industry Praises FDA for Creating Process to Improve Trade

The American Feed Industry Association applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for achieving a long-awaited major milestone that will bring about improved trade for U.S. animal food products abroad. The federal agency announced today that it will start issuing Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) certificates to animal food manufacturers looking to export feed, feed ingredients and pet food products, making it possible for facilities located across America to obtain these certificates for export where and if required and eliminating inconsistencies in state regulations.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members
June 4, 2020
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees. These committees further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs and AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator