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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 Pleased With China's Decision to Resume U.S. Poultry Imports
November 14, 2019
AFIA Pleased With China's Decision to Resume U.S. Poultry Imports

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased with China’s decision to resume imports of U.S. poultry and poultry products. China is a valuable market for the U.S. animal food industry – for exports of feed, feed ingredients and value-added products such as meat and poultry. 

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Equipment Manufacturers Conference Focuses on Operating Today for the Future
November 11, 2019
Equipment Manufacturers Conference Focuses on Operating Today for the Future

More than 70 industry professionals gathered in Marco Island, Fla., last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s 20th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference focused on sound operating today to ensure a bright future.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
IFEEDER Releases 2018-19 Annual Report
October 23, 2019
IFEEDER Releases 2018-19 Annual Report

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2018-19 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Appoints Constance Cullman as New CEO
October 16, 2019
AFIA Appoints Constance Cullman as New CEO

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors has officially appointed Constance Cullman as president and chief executive officer of the association and the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research yesterday. Cullman has been on staff since July 29, working with the association’s past president Joel G. Newman in preparation for his retirement on Dec. 31.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry
October 15, 2019
IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) and the National FFA Organization (FFA) have established a partnership to cooperate on agricultural education programs in the area of animal food production. Signed this week, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) will forge new initiatives to promote awareness of the agricultural industry, as well as the animal food industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Awarded Funds to Conduct Market Assessment of Vietnam
October 7, 2019
AFIA Awarded Funds to Conduct Market Assessment of Vietnam

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) under its Emerging Markets Program to conduct a market assessment in Vietnam.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Welcomes Cory Harris
October 3, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Cory Harris

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Cory Harris as its manager of government affairs, effective Sept. 16.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions
September 25, 2019
AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions

Following the announcement today that the United States and Japan have reached a limited trade deal to reduce tariffs on agricultural and industry products and address digital trade issues, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available
September 24, 2019
New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available

Recognizing that animal feed is a critical component in measuring the total environmental footprint of animal nutrition products, an international consortium came together in 2016 to establish a “global gold standard” for calculating the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of feed ingredients. Now, the founding partners of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) are establishing a legal non-profit institute, under the same name, to expand its work and make the data more widely available to stakeholders throughout the global food value chain.

By Victoria Broehm, 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