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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.

August 14, 2017
AFIA Praises FDA For Pushing FSMA Compliance Inspections to Fall 2018

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing today that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an audience of roughly 400 industry officials participating in the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ (AAFCO) annual meeting, being held in Bellevue, Washington, of the change this morning and the agency later followed up by posting this clarification on its website.

By Victoria Broehm
August 7, 2017
Register Now for AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 2-4. Hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference will bring together equipment designers, builders and installers from across the United States who will focus on assessing risk management in the feed industry.

By Codi Coulter
August 2, 2017
AFIA Relocating to New Office Space

To accommodate a growing staff and better serve its members, the American Feed Industry Association will be relocating to a new office space in the same building later this month. Effective Aug. 21, AFIA’s new address will be: 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, Arlington, VA, 22201. AFIA will close its offices temporarily on Aug. 18, with phone lines and email down, during the move. AFIA has been in its current office space for 10 years.

By Codi Coulter
July 20, 2017
Rodehutscord Receives Poultry Nutrition Research Award

Markus Rodehutscord, Ph.D., a professor of animal nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, was presented with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award at the Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting July 20 in Orlando, Florida.

By Codi Coulter
July 20, 2017
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of hundreds of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.

By Codi Coulter
July 19, 2017
AFIA Welcomes New Director of Communications

The American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Victoria Broehm as its new director of communications. She will lead the association’s media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor of the AFIA Journal and other member and media communications.

By Codi Coulter
July 10, 2017
AFIA Honors Animal Nutrition Experts with Annual Awards

The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the animal science field at the American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, July 9.

By Codi Coulter
June 27, 2017
AFIA Welcomes New Manager of Meetings and Events

The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Constance Samuels as its new manager of meetings and events. She will work with Veronica Rovelli, AFIA senior director of meetings and events, in planning and executing events, partner educational programs, committee meetings, Board meetings and webcasts. 

By Codi Coulter
June 26, 2017
Hanigan Receives Dairy Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association and the American Dairy Science Association recognized Mark Hanigan, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, for his achievements in dairy nutrition Monday, June 26, at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By Codi Coulter
June 21, 2017
AFIA Promotes Rovelli to Senior Director

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Veronica Rovelli to senior director of meetings and events. Rovelli has been with AFIA since 2008.

By Codi Coulter