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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.

New to the Animal Food Industry? Join AFIA at the Feed Industry Institute
February 3, 2020
New to the Animal Food Industry? Join AFIA at the Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 8-11 in Milwaukee, Wis. The conference brings together individuals in the industry to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
New Foreign Animal Disease Program at 2020 IPPE Collaborates to Instill Good Biosecurity Practices
January 31, 2020
New Foreign Animal Disease Program at 2020 IPPE Collaborates to Instill Good Biosecurity Practices

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) debuted a new educational program focusing on foreign animal disease this week in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The event, “Biosecurity in the Face of Foreign Animal Disease – What the Feed Industry Needs to Know,” discussed how to prevent the introduction of foreign animal diseases into your facility, what to do if a disease outbreak comes to the U.S. and much more.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Navigate FSMA Inspections at 2020 IPPE
January 31, 2020
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Navigate FSMA Inspections at 2020 IPPE

Feed facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel gathered earlier this week at the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Feed Production Education Program to learn about the latest federal regulations impacting their businesses. The program is held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo, held this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Invests in Next Generation, Honors Industry Professionals at 2020 IPPE
January 29, 2020
AFIA's Pet Food Conference Invests in Next Generation, Honors Industry Professionals at 2020 IPPE

The American Feed Industry Association covered hot topics such as domestic and international trends, oxidation of pet food ingredients, research in emerging issues and dilated cardiomyopathy in pets at its 13th annual Pet Food Conference yesterday, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year
January 29, 2020
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs congratulate Koch Farms of Morton, Miss., for being named the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced that the mill 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 Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Grateful for Secured Future with Animal Food Industry's Largest Trading Partners
January 29, 2020
AFIA Grateful for Secured Future with Animal Food Industry's Largest Trading Partners

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks President Trump and his administration for their vision of a 21st century trade agreement and their persistence that culminated in President Trump’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Honors Industry Professionals with Inaugural Friend of Pet Food Awards
January 28, 2020
AFIA Honors Industry Professionals with Inaugural Friend of Pet Food Awards

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Gail Kuhlman, Ph.D., of Mars Petcare and Kate Shoveller, Ph.D., of the University of Guelph as the recipients of the inaugural Friend of Pet Food Award. The awards were presented at AFIA’s 2020 Pet Food Conference, in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Announces 2019 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners
January 23, 2020
AFIA Announces 2019 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs are proud to announce the four category winners for the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates Western Milling of Goshen, Calif., as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Koch Farms of Morton, Miss., as the winner of the integrator category; Quality Liquid Feeds of Menomonie, Wis., as the winner of the liquid feed plant category; and Trouw Nutrition of Nesoho, Mo., as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
USMCA is a Big Win for the U.S. Animal Food Industry
January 16, 2020
USMCA is a Big Win for the U.S. Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association congratulates and thanks Congress on the long-awaited passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. animal food manufacturing industry depends on the free-trade access it enjoys with Canada and Mexico, which has allowed exports of feed ingredients, feed and pet food to more than quadruple since the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) implementation, growing from roughly $669 million in 1993 to over $3.2 billion today.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Animal Food Industry Applauds Phase One Trade Agreement with China
January 15, 2020
Animal Food Industry Applauds Phase One Trade Agreement with China

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends and congratulates the administration on the signing of a historic phase one trade agreement with China. The U.S. animal food manufacturing industry faces a number of challenges in this market, including those which have restricted any new U.S. feed additive and premix products to be exported to China since 2011 and those which restrict U.S. feed products with ruminant-origin ingredients and a number of poultry-derived ingredients. This agreement directly addresses these constraints by streamlining and facilitating a facility registration process for feed additives, premixes and compound feed, as well as lifting the poultry and ruminant ban for animal food products. AFIA looks forward to working with industry and the appropriate U.S. government agencies to facilitate implementation.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations