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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.

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AFIA Applauds House Appropriations Passage, Inclusion of Claims & Ingredient Reviews
July 30, 2021
AFIA Applauds House Appropriations Passage, Inclusion of Claims & Ingredient Reviews

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the passage of the House of Representative’s fiscal 2022 appropriations bill. The bill includes language encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to update the Policy and Procedures Manual Guide 1240.3605 to allow feed ingredients making claims for animal production, animal well-being, food safety and the environment to be regulated as a feed and not a drug. The bill also includes an amendment offered by Rep. Jim Baird, IN-04, and other cosponsors to add $5 million to the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to help with expediting feed ingredient reviews.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, IFEEDER Welcome Emily Igli
July 21, 2021
AFIA, IFEEDER Welcome Emily Igli

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) are pleased to announce the addition of Emily Anne Igli as the new development and operations specialist, effective July 12.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year Applications Open
July 20, 2021
Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year Applications Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member commercial dry facilities. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award
July 13, 2021
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations through Sept. 1 for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award, to be recognized at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference on Jan. 25, 2022. Launched in 2019, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
July 7, 2021
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Liquid Feed Hall of Fame

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations for its Liquid Feed Hall of Fame Award through July 30, to be recognized at the 2021 Liquid Feed Symposium on Sept. 8. Launched in 2019, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the liquid feed industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Liquid Feed Symposium Is Back  for Its 50th Year
June 9, 2021
Liquid Feed Symposium Is Back for Its 50th Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 50th Liquid Feed Symposium, being held Sept. 7-9, in Chicago, Ill. Attendees will network and learn about the history of legislation and regulations that affect liquid feed, the value of liquid feed supplements in cattle diets, new information on cattle and antibiotic resistance, and much more.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Advocates for Industry
May 14, 2021
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 Recognizes Outgoing Committee Members for Their Time and Service
June 3, 2021
AFIA Recognizes Outgoing Committee Members for Their Time and Service

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) 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 the AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Relaunches Feed Facility of the Year Program
May 24, 2021
AFIA Relaunches Feed Facility of the Year Program

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, is relaunching its Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program after a brief hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic with new changes expected to enhance the program for the future. Of note, the AFIA will be providing awards for each program category, to be recognized at AFIA events in front of industry colleagues, and discontinuing the overall award.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"
May 13, 2021
AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to announce four awards honoring those who have supported the animal food industry over the past year and throughout their careers. The AFIA congratulates all AFIA members for receiving the AFIA 2021 Member of the Year Award; Rurik B. “R.B.” Halaby, formerly with AgriCapital Corporation, for receiving the 2021 Distinguished Service Award; Bill McLean, of The Essmueller Company, for receiving the 2021 AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award; and Steve Kopperud, of SLK Strategies, for being named posthumously an AFIA Honorary Board Director.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Manager of Communications and Social Media