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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.

Registration is Now Open for Winter Season for AFIA-KSU Feed Manufacturing Course
November 26, 2018
Registration is Now Open for Winter Season for AFIA-KSU Feed Manufacturing Course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration; for the winter session of “AFIA/KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” an online course conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week education course will take place Feb. 11 – April 1, 2019. 

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Conference Focuses on Building the Next Generation of Leaders in Equipment Manufacturing
November 9, 2018
AFIA Conference Focuses on Building the Next Generation of Leaders in Equipment Manufacturing

More than 60 industry professionals gathered in San Antonio, Texas, this week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s 19th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference examined the future of the industry with discussions on how to recruit, train and retain qualified people pursuing careers in this segment of the industry to cultivating an employee culture that works.

By Victoria Broehm
IFEEDER, M4L Invite Donations for Mark Cornwell Scholarship Fund
November 8, 2018
IFEEDER, M4L Invite Donations for Mark Cornwell Scholarship Fund

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER), in partnership with the Milling4Life (M4L) charity, has launched a fundraising drive in support of a scholarship that provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in the food and feed manufacturing sectors. The charities announced today that they aim to raise $75,000 over the next few months, with the goal of offering the scholarship in perpetuity if sufficient funds are raised.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Is Optimistic About Trade Negotiations with Japan, the EU and the UK
October 17, 2018
AFIA Is Optimistic About Trade Negotiations with Japan, the EU and the UK

The American Feed Industry Association remains hopeful by the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s notification to Congress this week that President Donald Trump intends to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Cheers "NAFTA 2.0" Agreement
October 2, 2018
AFIA Cheers "NAFTA 2.0" Agreement

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the White House and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for their hard work and dedication in reaching a trilateral trade agreement that will benefit industries across North America. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will build on the progress of the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while facilitating greater market access, regulatory transparency and accountability among the three trading partners.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Progress on US-Japan Trade Agreement
September 27, 2018
AFIA Welcomes Progress on US-Japan Trade Agreement

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is encouraged by the White House’s actions this week in signaling its intentions to enter into negotiations with Japan on a comprehensive trade agreement. Japan represents the United States’ third largest export market for animal food, so by eliminating existing barriers and leveling the playing field, a U.S.-Japan trade agreement will allow America’s animal food and ingredient manufacturers greater access into this marketplace.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Disappointed by USTR's Additional Tariffs on Chinese Imports
September 18, 2018
AFIA Disappointed by USTR's Additional Tariffs on Chinese Imports

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) shares in the disappointment with many others throughout the agriculture community on the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) announcement yesterday to impose an additional tariff of 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, effective Sept. 24, 2018.

By Victoria Broehm
September 14, 2018
AFIA Strikes Liquid Gold at 48th Liquid Feed Symposium

The American Feed Industry Association held its 48th annual Liquid Feed Symposium this week in San Diego, Calif., bringing together leaders in the liquid supplement industry to hear from experts on the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field and to recognize outstanding individuals. 

By Codi Coulter
September 13, 2018
AFIA Opens Registration for Fall Online Feed Manufacturing Course

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, Oct. 29-Nov. 30. The five-week, “AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors. 

By Codi Coulter
September 12, 2018
Kirk Bowman Inducted Into Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Kirk Bowman as its 2018 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. AFIA’s Liquid Feed Committee presented the award – the highest award offered in the liquid feed industry – to Bowman today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in San Diego, California.

By Codi Coulter