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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 Honors Animal Food Industry Champions
May 19, 2022
AFIA Honors Animal Food Industry Champions

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.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
May 13, 2022
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) welcomes the nomination of Alexis Taylor as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs. President Joe Biden’s announcement today is vital as the U.S. animal food industry’s ability to grow relies on filling the increasing need for animal protein and dairy foods in export markets. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership
May 5, 2022
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their decades of loyalty and assistance representing the interests of the whole animal food industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Liquid Feed Facility of the Year  Applications Now Open
March 18, 2022
Liquid 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 2022 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member liquid feed facilities. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Sanderson Farms Named AFIA's Integrator Feed Facility of the Year
March 17, 2022
Sanderson Farms Named AFIA's Integrator Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), named Sanderson Farms’ Collins, Miss., plant as its 2021 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award yesterday during the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course
March 15, 2022
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its annual Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. The course, which will be held July 19-21 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI). 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Feed Industry Reunites at PISC to Do Business
March 14, 2022
Feed Industry Reunites at PISC to Do Business

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) last week, bringing together over 300 feed ingredient buyers and sellers from across the country to San Francisco, Calif., for three days of educational programming, business meetings and networking opportunities.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Belstra Milling Is AFIA's Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year
March 10, 2022
Belstra Milling Is AFIA's Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Feedstuffs, has named Belstra Milling’s DeMotte, Ind., plant as its 2021 Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the facility’s leadership with the award during the AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) in San Francisco, Calif.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Cheers New FDA Head
February 15, 2022
AFIA Cheers New FDA Head

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. Senate today for confirming Dr. Robert Califf as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Upon hearing the final vote, AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued a statement.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Industry Sustainability Program Advancements Highlighted During the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at the 2022 IPPE
January 27, 2022
Industry Sustainability Program Advancements Highlighted During the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit at the 2022 IPPE

“Increasing agriculture productivity while reducing negative impacts is one of the greatest challenges of this century,” remarked Rod Snyder, agriculture advisor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), during the Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit held at the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit is sponsored by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), along with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications