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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.

Adam Lock Receives AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award
July 1, 2019
Adam Lock Receives AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Adam Lock, Ph.D., of Michigan State University (MSU), for receiving the 2019 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. Ryan Ordway, of Balchem Corporation, presented the award to Lock on behalf of AFIA on June 24 as part of ASDA's annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Is Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
June 26, 2019
AFIA Is Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2019 inductee into the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Williams Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award
June 24, 2019
Williams Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Carey Williams, Ph.D., an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, for her professional achievements in the equine industry on June 6 at the 2019 ESS Symposium in Asheville, N.C.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Welcomes Mallory Gaines
June 13, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Mallory Gaines

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Mallory Gaines as its manager of market access and trade policy, effective June 10.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA
June 12, 2019
AFIA Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joined nearly 1,000 organizations representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain yesterday in calling on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee
June 11, 2019
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s director of international policy and trade, has been reappointed to serve on the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Tumbarello has represented AFIA members on the committee since 2014 and provides valuable technical advice and information about U.S. animal food products and the industry to the secretary of agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members
June 11, 2019
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement 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.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, Feedstuffs Open Call for Applications for 2019 Feed Facility of the Year
June 10, 2019
AFIA, Feedstuffs Open Call for Applications for 2019 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. Sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, the FFY program is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
The EU-US Feed Industries Join Forces to Tackle Global Challenges Linked to Sustainable and Safe Feed Production
June 7, 2019
The EU-US Feed Industries Join Forces to Tackle Global Challenges Linked to Sustainable and Safe Feed Production

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), have renewed their longstanding partnership to increase mutual cooperation on sustainable feed production, feed safety management, communication, trade and pre-competitive research. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed during FEFAC’s 60th anniversary event on 6 June 2019, is expected to generate significant synergies for the respective member associations and feed companies, offering global joint project and partnership opportunities.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Join AFIA in Omaha for Baseball, Beef and Boxcars: Register Now for LFS
June 6, 2019
Join AFIA in Omaha for Baseball, Beef and Boxcars: Register Now for LFS

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 49th Liquid Feed Symposium, being held Sept. 10-12, in Omaha, Neb.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications