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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.

June 27, 2017
AFIA Welcomes New Manager of Meetings and Events

The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Constance Samuels as its new manager of meetings and events. She will work with Veronica Rovelli, AFIA senior director of meetings and events, in planning and executing events, partner educational programs, committee meetings, Board meetings and webcasts. 

By Codi Coulter
June 26, 2017
Hanigan Receives Dairy Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association and the American Dairy Science Association recognized Mark Hanigan, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, for his achievements in dairy nutrition Monday, June 26, at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By Codi Coulter
June 21, 2017
AFIA Promotes Rovelli to Senior Director

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Veronica Rovelli to senior director of meetings and events. Rovelli has been with AFIA since 2008.

By Codi Coulter
June 13, 2017
AFIA Provides Input on NAFTA Modernization

The American Feed Industry Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives on the U.S. animal food industry’s objectives for the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Feed Trade Agreement.

By Codi Coulter
June 5, 2017
Nielsen Receives Equine Nutrition Research Award

The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University, for his professional achievements in the equine industry Friday, June 2, at the 2017 ESS Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

By Codi Coulter
June 1, 2017
AFIA, Feedstuffs Accepting Applications for Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year benchmarking program. The program, sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.

By Codi Coulter
May 31, 2017
Industry Associations Release Hazard Analysis Scientific Literature Database

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) are making available exclusively to member companies a new hazard assessment tool to assist feed and pet food facilities in cost-effectively complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act for animal food.

By Miranda McDaniel
May 15, 2017
Run for the Roses: Registration Opens for Liquid Feed Symposium

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s 46th annual Liquid Feed Symposium, Sept. 12-14, in Louisville, Kentucky.

By Codi Coulter
May 11, 2017
Statement Regarding Senate Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer

“The American Feed Industry Association thanks the Senate for its confirmation of Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. Trade Representative. USTR is a key player under U.S. law in the development and implementation of U.S. international trade policy and leading our country’s trade negotiations

By Codi Coulter
May 11, 2017
AFIA Board of Directors Visits Capitol Hill, Welcomes New Leadership

Members of the American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 9-10, in Washington, D.C., to discuss priority issues affecting the animal food industry. The Board, comprised of 50 industry representatives, took up the issues with various legislators during the association’s annual spring visit to the nation’s capital.

By Miranda McDaniel