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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 Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
July 15, 2024
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC), to be held Nov. 6-8 in Bonita Springs, Fla. This year’s theme is “Feed Industry 4.0 - Leveraging Emerging Technologies.”

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Seeks Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame Award
July 10, 2024
AFIA Seeks Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations until July 26 for its Liquid Feed Hall of Fame Award, which will be presented on Sept.11 at its Liquid Feed Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Celebrates 73 Graduates at Feed Industry Institute
June 25, 2024
AFIA Celebrates 73 Graduates at Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) acknowledged 73 graduates from its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII) in Minneapolis, Minn., last Thursday. Attendees took part in a four-day, intensive educational forum to learn about the feed, pet food and feed ingredient industry from those who know it best – industry experts. In addition to the educational program, attendees mingled with colleagues from across the industry and stepped out of the classroom to attend a Minneapolis Twins baseball game. 

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Applauds US House's Introduction of the EMIT LESS Act
June 11, 2024
AFIA Applauds US House's Introduction of the EMIT LESS Act

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds Representatives Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas-30, and Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y.-19, on the introduction of the Enteric Methane Innovation Tools for Lower Emissions and Sustainable Stock (EMIT LESS) Act. By expanding the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s research and incentivizing the adoption of emissions-reducing practices on farms, the bill aims to mitigate the environmental impact of enteric methane emissions from American dairy and beef cattle operations.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Applauds Senate Ag Minority on Key Farm Bill Priority
June 11, 2024
AFIA Applauds Senate Ag Minority on Key Farm Bill Priority

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanked Senator John Boozman, R-Ark., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, for announcing a desired provision in the Senate Republicans’ farm bill priorities. Specifically, the Republican framework encourages the creation of “a new pathway at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the approval of new and innovative feed additive products that improve efficiency in meat and dairy production,” referring to the legislative text found within the Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development (Innovative FEED) Act (S.1842/H.R. 6687).

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Opens Registration for 2024 Liquid Feed Symposium
May 30, 2024
AFIA Opens Registration for 2024 Liquid Feed Symposium

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its annual Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS), which will be held Sept. 10-12 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to highly regarded speakers and learn about topics like methane mitigation, market outlooks, legislative and regulatory updates and other current issues impacting the liquid feed industry. 

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Receives Federal Funding Under USDA's Regional Agricultural Promotion Program
May 21, 2024
AFIA Receives Federal Funding Under USDA's Regional Agricultural Promotion Program

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to receive $800,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Agricultural Promotion Program (RAPP). In October, the USDA initiated the $1.2 billion RAPP program aimed at developing new export markets for U.S. food and agricultural products, extending beyond the traditional partnerships with Canada, Mexico, the European Union and China.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Board Advocates for Feed Industry Issues on Capitol Hill,   Installs New Leadership
May 20, 2024
AFIA Board Advocates for Feed Industry Issues on Capitol Hill, Installs New Leadership

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors wrapped up its annual spring meeting in Arlington, Va., last Thursday, where they advocated for key policy priorities impacting the animal food industry on Capitol Hill and conducted other official business, including installing new Board leadership and directors. 

By Victoria Broehm
GRAS Modernization Working Group Receives AFIA Member of the Year Award
May 16, 2024
GRAS Modernization Working Group Receives AFIA Member of the Year Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) proudly recognized members of its Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) Modernization Working Group with the 2024 AFIA Member of the Year award on Wednesday night at an AFIA Board of Directors reception.

By Victoria Broehm
C. Ross Hamilton Honored with AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
May 16, 2024
C. Ross Hamilton Honored with AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored Calvin Ross Hamilton, Ph.D., with its 2024 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his contributions and leadership in the animal food industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s chief operating officer, presented the award to Hamilton on Wednesday night at AFIA’s Board of Directors reception.

By Victoria Broehm