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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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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
AFIA Equips Industry Leaders with Strategies for Operating Businesses in Times of Disruption
January 26, 2022
AFIA Equips Industry Leaders with Strategies for Operating Businesses in Times of Disruption

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a new half-day educational program today, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo, providing animal agriculture business leaders with tips for managing volatile situations that impact their operations.  

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Hang On Tight on the Wild Regulatory Rollercoaster Ride
January 26, 2022
Hang On Tight on the Wild Regulatory Rollercoaster Ride

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Feed Education Program today, covering what the animal food industry can expect from U.S. federal regulators in 2022 and the importance of developing written corporate pandemic policies. In partnership with Feedstuffs, AFIA also named Kent Nutrition Group’s Mason, Mich., plant as its 2021 Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Safeguarding a Growing Pet Food Industry
January 26, 2022
Safeguarding a Growing Pet Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) wrapped up its 15th annual Pet Food Conference (PFC) yesterday, informing nearly 300 pet food professionals of the latest news within this growing industry and providing tips for how to face upcoming challenges. The daylong conference also included the announcement of two Friend of Pet Food Award winners. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Kent Nutrition Group's Mason Plant Wins Top Industry Award
January 26, 2022
Kent Nutrition Group's Mason Plant Wins Top Industry Award

The American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Feedstuffs, named Kent Nutrition Group’s (KNG) Mason, Mich., plant as its 2021 Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the facility’s leadership with the award today during the AFIA’s Feed Education Program, happening in Atlanta in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Recognizes Pet Health Innovators
January 25, 2022
AFIA Recognizes Pet Health Innovators

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to name George Fahey, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI), and Dennis Jewell, Ph.D., formerly of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, as the recipients of the 2022 Friend of Pet Food Award. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, AFIA Communications and Social Media Manager