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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.

IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry
October 15, 2019
IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) and the National FFA Organization (FFA) have established a partnership to cooperate on agricultural education programs in the area of animal food production. Signed this week, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) will forge new initiatives to promote awareness of the agricultural industry, as well as the animal food industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Awarded Funds to Conduct Market Assessment of Vietnam
October 7, 2019
AFIA Awarded Funds to Conduct Market Assessment of Vietnam

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) under its Emerging Markets Program to conduct a market assessment in Vietnam.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Welcomes Cory Harris
October 3, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Cory Harris

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Cory Harris as its manager of government affairs, effective Sept. 16.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions
September 25, 2019
AFIA Supports Progress on US-Japan Trade Deal, Eager for Further Trade Discussions

Following the announcement today that the United States and Japan have reached a limited trade deal to reduce tariffs on agricultural and industry products and address digital trade issues, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available
September 24, 2019
New GFLI Entity to Make Environmental Data on Feed Ingredients Publicly Available

Recognizing that animal feed is a critical component in measuring the total environmental footprint of animal nutrition products, an international consortium came together in 2016 to establish a “global gold standard” for calculating the life-cycle analysis (LCA) of feed ingredients. Now, the founding partners of the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI) are establishing a legal non-profit institute, under the same name, to expand its work and make the data more widely available to stakeholders throughout the global food value chain.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Japan Trade Agreement Would Be Boon for U.S. Animal Food Industry
September 17, 2019
Japan Trade Agreement Would Be Boon for U.S. Animal Food Industry

Following President Donald Trump’s action today of sending to Congress his intent for the U.S. to ratify a free trade agreement with Japan in the coming weeks, the American Feed Industry Association’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman made the following statement:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
49th Liquid Feed Symposium Hits It Out of the Park
September 13, 2019
49th Liquid Feed Symposium Hits It Out of the Park

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) held its 49th annual Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS) this week in Omaha, Neb., themed “Baseball, Beef and Boxcars.” LFS brought together 178 leaders in the liquid feed industry to network, hear from experts on the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field, and to recognize outstanding individuals.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Dr. Joe Harris Earns His Place in AFIA's Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
September 11, 2019
Dr. Joe Harris Earns His Place in AFIA's Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Joe Harris, Ph.D., executive vice president of Westway Feed Products, as its 2019 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee presented the award – the highest award offered in the liquid feed industry – to Harris today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in Omaha, Neb.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Welcomes New Meetings and Events Staff
August 15, 2019
AFIA Welcomes New Meetings and Events Staff

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Lynette Tucker as its meetings and events specialist and Daisy Rodriguez as its meetings and events coordinator.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Calls for Graduate Students to Present Research at Pet Food Conference
August 12, 2019
AFIA Calls for Graduate Students to Present Research at Pet Food Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is looking for outstanding graduate or post doctorate students in a pet food-related field to present their research papers at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference. The daylong conference will take place on Jan. 28, 2020, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications