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.
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.
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.
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.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations through Sept. 2 for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award, to be recognized at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference on Jan. 24, 2023. Launched in 2019, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry.
Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 9-11 in St. Petersburg, Fla. 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.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees. These committees further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs, and the AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) saluted House leaders for passing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 (S. 3580) late yesterday, sending the bill to President Joe Biden for signature. The legislation will address many maritime disruptions that have stymied the import and export of U.S. animal food products at American ports over the past several years and resulted in the animal food industry incurring unreasonably high costs for doing business and unnecessary detention and demurrage fees.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) welcomes President Joe Biden’s announcement Wednesday of his intent to nominate Doug McKalip as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). President Biden’s announcement provides a much-awaited and needed voice for agricultural trade concerns within the USTR and White House.
The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors met in Arlington, Va., this week for their annual spring meeting, where they advocated for key industry priorities on Capitol Hill and conducted other official business, including approving new Board leadership and members.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to announce three awards honoring those who have supported the animal food industry over the past year and throughout their careers. The AFIA congratulates Eric Altom, Ph.D., of Balchem Corporation, for receiving the AFIA 2022 Member of the Year Award; Alan Gunderson, formerly with Vita Plus Corporation, for receiving the 2022 Distinguished Service Award; and Keith Epperson, formerly with Kent Nutrition Group, for receiving the 2022 AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award.