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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 Announces PISC Agenda, Early-Bird Registration Rates Ending
February 19, 2019
AFIA Announces PISC Agenda, Early-Bird Registration Rates Ending

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce details for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) May 14-16, in Orlando, Fla. Hosted by AFIA, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly "where business gets done!"

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, Feedstuffs Name Famo Feeds as 2018 Feed Facility of the Year
February 13, 2019
AFIA, Feedstuffs Name Famo Feeds as 2018 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs congratulate Famo Feeds of Freeport, Minn., for being named the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced that the family-owned feed company won the award during AFIA’s Feed Production Education Program, held today at the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Attracts Full House
February 13, 2019
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Attracts Full House

The American Feed Industry Association wrapped up its 12th annual Pet Food Conference yesterday in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening this week in Atlanta, Ga. The event brought together approximately 340 industry leaders to discuss everything from regulatory issues to the technical aspects of pet food production to product claims, marketing and nutrition, helping attendees tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace.

By Victoria Broehm
New High-Performance Sow Educational Program Debuts at IPPE
February 13, 2019
New High-Performance Sow Educational Program Debuts at IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association debuted its first nutritional program focused on sow health today in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The event, “High-Performance Sow – Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions,” brought together nearly 100 industry leaders to discuss everything from sow productivity to gut health.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Facilitate Good Employee Culture
February 13, 2019
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Facilitate Good Employee Culture

Over 75 feed facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel heard from industry leaders on the latest federal regulations impacting their businesses at the American Feed Industry Association’s 12th annual Feed Education Program, held today during the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Announces 2018 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners
February 4, 2019
AFIA Announces 2018 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs are proud to announce four category winners for the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates Famo Feeds of Freeport, Minn., as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Koch Foods of Morton, Miss., as the winner of the integrator category; Quality Liquid Feeds of Clovis, N.M., as the winner of the liquid feed plant category; and Trouw Nutrition of Highland, Ill., as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Provides New Biosecurity Guidance Following ASF Outbreaks
January 31, 2019
AFIA Provides New Biosecurity Guidance Following ASF Outbreaks

In light of the recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) and other animal diseases, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has been working on a multi-pronged action plan to: research science-based solutions for mitigating the risks of virus transmission through feed, and communicate any new information and recommendations to the industry and producer groups. As part of this effort, AFIA announced today that it has released an updated version of its biosecurity guidelines.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Encouraged by USTR's EU Negotiating Objectives
January 18, 2019
AFIA Encouraged by USTR's EU Negotiating Objectives

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to see the Donald Trump administration include agriculture in its trade negotiating objectives with the EU, but cautions against seeking these objectives in stages, rather than in a single negotiation.

By Gina Tumbarello, Director of International Policy and Trade
EAT-Lancet's Dietary Report Mischaracterizes Animal Ag's Environmental Impact
January 17, 2019
EAT-Lancet's Dietary Report Mischaracterizes Animal Ag's Environmental Impact

In response to a new report launched by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health today that provides policy recommendations on global guidelines based on misleading information about animal agriculture’s environmental impact, AFIA’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman shared the following statement.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Lacie Dotterweich
January 9, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Lacie Dotterweich

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Lacie Dotterweich as its communications coordinator, effective January 4.

By Lacie Dotterweich