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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.

Japan Trade Agreement Would Be Boon for U.S. Animal Food Industry
September 17, 2019
Japan Trade Agreement Would Be Boon for U.S. Animal Food Industry

Following President Donald Trump’s action today of sending to Congress his intent for the U.S. to ratify a free trade agreement with Japan in the coming weeks, the American Feed Industry Association’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
49th Liquid Feed Symposium Hits It Out of the Park
September 13, 2019
49th Liquid Feed Symposium Hits It Out of the Park

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) held its 49th annual Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS) this week in Omaha, Neb., themed “Baseball, Beef and Boxcars.” LFS brought together 178 leaders in the liquid feed industry to network, hear from experts on the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field, and to recognize outstanding individuals.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Dr. Joe Harris Earns His Place in AFIA's Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
September 11, 2019
Dr. Joe Harris Earns His Place in AFIA's Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Joe Harris, Ph.D., executive vice president of Westway Feed Products, as its 2019 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee presented the award – the highest award offered in the liquid feed industry – to Harris today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in Omaha, Neb.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Welcomes New Meetings and Events Staff
August 15, 2019
AFIA Welcomes New Meetings and Events Staff

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Lynette Tucker as its meetings and events specialist and Daisy Rodriguez as its meetings and events coordinator.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Calls for Graduate Students to Present Research at Pet Food Conference
August 12, 2019
AFIA Calls for Graduate Students to Present Research at Pet Food Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding graduate or post doctorate students in a pet food-related field to present their research papers at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 28, 2020, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Peter Ferket Receives Poultry Nutrition Award
August 1, 2019
Peter Ferket Receives Poultry Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Peter Ferket, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Poultry Nutrition Award at the PSA Annual Meeting last week in Montreal, Quebec.

By Victoria Broehm, 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