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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.

AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Virtual Feed Industry Institute
June 25, 2020
AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Virtual Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its popular biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), which will be offered in a self-paced, virtual learning environment over a span of a few weeks later this summer. The conference, which kicks off Aug. 17 and culminates on Sept. 23, brings together industry newcomers to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
U.S. Feed Industry Praises FDA for Creating Process to Improve Trade
June 22, 2020
U.S. Feed Industry Praises FDA for Creating Process to Improve Trade

The American Feed Industry Association applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for achieving a long-awaited major milestone that will bring about improved trade for U.S. animal food products abroad. The federal agency announced today that it will start issuing Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) certificates to animal food manufacturers looking to export feed, feed ingredients and pet food products, making it possible for facilities located across America to obtain these certificates for export where and if required and eliminating inconsistencies in state regulations.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members
June 4, 2020
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. These committees further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs and AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
New Pet Food Protocol to Provide Manufacturers Greater Chinese Market Access
June 3, 2020
New Pet Food Protocol to Provide Manufacturers Greater Chinese Market Access

The American Feed Industry Association welcomes a new protocol, released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which paves the way for pet food manufacturers to expand access into the Chinese marketplace. APHIS created the protocol specifically for exporting U.S. pet food products to the Asian country, signaling a critical step forward in bringing the positive benefits of the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement to bear.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's PISC Is Back With Online Webinar Series
June 2, 2020
AFIA's PISC Is Back With Online Webinar Series

The American Feed Industry Association’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) is back this summer with a weeklong webinar series. The series provides a great opportunity for feed industry personnel to hear from experts on key issues affecting the animal food industry. The five-part webinar series will take place July 20-24, for one hour each day at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry
May 15, 2020
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met virtually this week for its annual spring meeting, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members, and conducted other official business.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA and KSU Launch Online, On-Demand Feed Education Modules
May 5, 2020
AFIA and KSU Launch Online, On-Demand Feed Education Modules

The American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University have launched an online and on-demand extension of their well-respected AFIA/KSU-500, “Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” online course. The online modules are ideal for employees who need to understand more about the animal food industry or their specific role in the operation.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course
April 7, 2020
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Animal Food training. The course, which will be held July 28 – 30 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 Coordinator
AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response
March 18, 2020
AFIA Calls on States to Keep Animal Food Businesses Open During COVID-19 Response

The American Feed Industry Association, along with 23 state and regional feed and grain associations, called on state officials around the country today to maintain access to businesses providing animal food amid proposed state plans to close “non-essential businesses” to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership
February 10, 2020
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their years of loyalty, helping represent the interests of the whole industry. In this release, we celebrate our 10, 25, 50 and 75 year members in 2020.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator