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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 Message to FDA: Modernize Policy to Keep Pace With Animal Nutrition
November 17, 2022
AFIA Message to FDA: Modernize Policy to Keep Pace With Animal Nutrition

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) urges the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to keep pace with advances in animal nutrition by modernizing its regulatory policy that currently limits feed ingredients with environmental or production claims from making it to market in a timely way. The AFIA submitted formal comments to the agency today in response to its federal docket (FDA-2022-N-2015), stating that these products should be regulated as feeds, not drugs, and that the agency has the authority to make that change.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Feed Equipment Industry Dives Into Sustainability
November 18, 2022
Feed Equipment Industry Dives Into Sustainability

Over 50 industry professionals gathered in St. Petersburg, Fla., 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 building an industry perspective on sustainability.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Hosts Facility Inspection Package Training with APHIS
October 26, 2022
AFIA Hosts Facility Inspection Package Training with APHIS

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is hosting an interactive training and question-and-answer session with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Titled, “Facility Inspection Package Training by USDA-APHIS,” attendees will hear directly from APHIS staff on how to better prepare export health certificate packets and ready their facilities for inspections. The training will take place on Jan. 25, 2023, in conjunction with the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 24-26.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Pet Food Conference Returns to Discuss Hard-Hitting Issues
October 12, 2022
Pet Food Conference Returns to Discuss Hard-Hitting Issues

Aflatoxin sampling, export trends, pet food sustainability, regulatory updates, and mergers and acquisitions are the hot topics that will take center stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference, an event to bring manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, marketers and academia together.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation of Alexis Taylor
September 27, 2022
AFIA Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation of Alexis Taylor

?The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its bipartisan support today in voting to send the nomination of Alexis Taylor to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs to the full Senate body. Following the committee’s vote, AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Heralds QLF's Michigan Facility with FFY Award
September 8, 2022
AFIA Heralds QLF's Michigan Facility with FFY Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named Quality Liquid Feeds’ (QLF) Comstock Park, Mich., liquid feed manufacturing facility as the 2022 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented a plaque to plant manager David Schnicke today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS), being held in New Orleans, La., this week

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA Releases State of the U.S. Feed Industry Report
August 24, 2022
AFIA Releases State of the U.S. Feed Industry Report

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) released its annual, “Our Industry, Our Promise,” report today, detailing the challenges the U.S. feed and pet food industry faced over the past year and the steps the AFIA took to address member priorities. The report provides an overview of this unique industry segment’s impact on the U.S. economy, its efforts to promote animal food safety and worker health and safety, and its forward-thinking initiatives to enhance global competitiveness and industry environmental sustainability programs.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open
August 10, 2022
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), has opened the application phase for its Integrator Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA and USPOULTRY member integrator feed facilities. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews
July 20, 2022
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the passage of the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal 2023 “minibus” package of six appropriations bills, which includes a key amendment offered by Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind.-04, and other bipartisan cosponsors to dedicate $8 million to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to help with expediting reviews for new feed ingredients. On average, studies have shown that it takes companies three-to-five years to get new ingredients through the FDA’s rigorous review process, which prevents innovation from making it to farmers and ranchers in a timely way.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year  Applications Open
July 18, 2022
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year Applications Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member commercial dry feed manufacturing facilities.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager