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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 Invites Students to Present at Pet Food Conference
September 16, 2021
AFIA Invites Students to Present at Pet Food Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding students to present their research or subject matter reviews at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. Graduate students will be invited to present their work as speakers during the conference, and undergraduates or graduate students will be invited to present posters. The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 25, 2022, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Chief Ag Negotiator
September 14, 2021
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Chief Ag Negotiator

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) welcomes the nomination of Elaine Trevino as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). President Joe Biden’s announcement Monday provides a much-needed voice for agricultural trade concerns within the USTR and White House.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium Celebrates 50 Years
September 13, 2021
AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium Celebrates 50 Years

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) held its 50th Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS) last week in Oak Brook, Ill., celebrating the rich history of liquid feed and the many years of meeting together at the symposium. LFS brought together 125 leaders in the liquid feed industry to celebrate, network, hear the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field, and recognize outstanding individuals.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Congratulates PerforMix Nutrition Systems for Earning 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year Award
September 9, 2021
AFIA Congratulates PerforMix Nutrition Systems for Earning 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named PerforMix Nutrition Systems’ Rupert, Idaho, feed manufacturing facility as its 2021 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to plant manager Ty Cahoon last night during a dinner at the AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held in Chicago, Ill., this week.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open
August 23, 2021
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open

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

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
PISC Brings Industry Colleagues Together to Reconnect, Discuss Issues
August 20, 2021
PISC Brings Industry Colleagues Together to Reconnect, Discuss Issues

This week, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) welcomed over 275 feed ingredient buyers and sellers from across the country to Orlando, Fla., for its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), postponed from March. The three-day program offered attendees the ability to reconnect with industry colleagues, make new connections, conduct business and engage in professional development.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Launches New Safe Feed/Safe Food Website
August 5, 2021
AFIA Launches New Safe Feed/Safe Food Website

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to announce the launch of its new Safe Feed/Safe Food (SF/SF) certification program website. Since 2004, the SF/SF program has promoted safety guidelines that help ensure a safe and wholesome feed supply for the growth and well-being of animals. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Gauss to Serve as AFIA Board Chair in 2022
August 4, 2021
Gauss to Serve as AFIA Board Chair in 2022

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors voted in a special election today to accept the nomination of Mike Gauss, president of Kent Nutrition Group, Inc., to become the Board chair-elect of the organization. Gauss will succeed current Board chair Mike Schuster, vice president of sales at Laidig Systems, Inc., in May 2022.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
August 3, 2021
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 3-5 in New Orleans, La. Hosted by the 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 Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Applauds House Appropriations Passage, Inclusion of Claims & Ingredient Reviews
July 30, 2021
AFIA Applauds House Appropriations Passage, Inclusion of Claims & Ingredient Reviews

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the passage of the House of Representative’s fiscal 2022 appropriations bill. The bill includes language encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to update the Policy and Procedures Manual Guide 1240.3605 to allow feed ingredients making claims for animal production, animal well-being, food safety and the environment to be regulated as a feed and not a drug. The bill also includes an amendment offered by Rep. Jim Baird, IN-04, and other cosponsors to add $5 million to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to help with expediting feed ingredient reviews.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications