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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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New Report Shows AFIA Working Toward Healthier World  Through Advanced Animal Nutrition
August 29, 2023
New Report Shows AFIA Working Toward Healthier World Through Advanced Animal Nutrition

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) released its annual, “Our Industry, Our Promise,” report today, detailing the operational challenges facing today’s animal feed and pet food manufacturers and actions the AFIA is taking to address them. The report provides an analysis of the animal food industry’s contribution to the U.S. and global economies and the forces making it difficult to conduct business. It also provides an inside look at efforts underway to usher the federal regulation of animal food into the 21st century and steps the industry is taking to better protect animal and human health while producing safer, more sustainable food.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee
August 28, 2023
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s senior director of global strategies, policy and trade, has been reappointed to serve on the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Tumbarello has represented AFIA members on the ATAC since 2014 and provides valuable technical advice and information about U.S. animal food products and the industry to the secretary of agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

By Lacie Dotterweich
AFIA Welcomes Ivy Torres
July 11, 2023
AFIA Welcomes Ivy Torres

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Ivy Torres as its global programs specialist, effective July 10.

By Lacie Dotterweich
New Research Proves Animal Food Manufacturers Vital to US Economy
June 27, 2023
New Research Proves Animal Food Manufacturers Vital to US Economy

Across America each day, nearly 5,650 animal food manufacturing facilities produce millions of tons of livestock, poultry and aquaculture feed and pet food, providing animals with safe and adequate nutrition while supporting an abundant U.S. food supply. Now, new research from the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) shows that these facilities drive economic growth, not only across our national economy but also in the counties and states where they are located.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Commends Senate HELP for Approving Innovative FEED Act Language
June 15, 2023
AFIA Commends Senate HELP for Approving Innovative FEED Act Language

Today, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) for passing by a 19-2 bipartisan vote an amendment that includes language from S. 1842, the Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development Act of 2023 (or “Innovative FEED Act”). This language will modernize the Food and Drug Administration’s process for regulating novel feed ingredients, which act on animals’ gut microbiomes to bring about production, food safety and environmental benefits.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Names Megan Fulmer Member of the Year
June 14, 2023
AFIA Names Megan Fulmer Member of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) named Megan Fulmer, director of import and export programs for Darling Ingredients Inc., as one of AFIA's 2023 Member of the Year award recipients during the AFIA International Trade Committee dinner Tuesday night.

By Lacie Dotterweich
AFIA Endorses Innovative FEED Act
June 8, 2023
AFIA Endorses Innovative FEED Act

Today, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends several U.S. senators for introducing the Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development Act of 2023 (or “Innovative FEED Act”), which would amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to establish a regulatory pathway for a new category of animal food substances that act solely within animals’ gut microbiomes or in the feed they are digesting to provide non-nutritive benefits.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA's Board of Directors Advocates for Animal Food Issues, Welcomes New Leadership
May 23, 2023
AFIA's Board of Directors Advocates for Animal Food Issues, Welcomes New Leadership

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors wrapped up its annual spring meeting in Arlington, Va., late last week, where they heard from federal officials, advocated for key policy priorities impacting the animal food industry on Capitol Hill and conducted other official business, including installing new Board leadership and directors.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Staff Changes
May 16, 2023
AFIA Welcomes Staff Changes

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce several staff changes. The AFIA welcomes Kim Atkins as its new manager of membership and engagement and Emma Bower as its summer communications intern and has made title adjustments for two of its policy staff.

By Lacie Dotterweich
Richard Sellers Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
May 18, 2023
Richard Sellers Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored Richard Sellers, formerly of the AFIA, with its 2023 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the feed industry. Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s vice president of public policy and education, presented the award to Sellers at the AFIA’s May Board of Directors meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich