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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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Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open
August 10, 2022
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open

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. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews
July 20, 2022
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews

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.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year  Applications Open
July 18, 2022
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year Applications Open

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.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for  Friend of Pet Food Award
July 12, 2022
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award

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. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
June 30, 2022
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. 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. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Thanks Outgoing Committee Members
June 15, 2022
AFIA Thanks Outgoing Committee Members

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.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Urges President to Sign Shipping Reform Bill
June 14, 2022
AFIA Urges President to Sign Shipping Reform Bill

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.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Chief Ag Negotiator
June 9, 2022
AFIA Welcomes Nomination of Chief Ag Negotiator

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.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA's Board of Directors Advocates for Industry, Welcomes New Leadership
May 20, 2022
AFIA's Board of Directors Advocates for Industry, Welcomes New Leadership

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.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
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