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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.

AFIA Turns Eyes to Congress Following USMCA Signing
November 30, 2018
AFIA Turns Eyes to Congress Following USMCA Signing

Following the signing ceremony of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), held today in Argentina during the G-20 Summit, the American Feed Industry Association looks to Congress to approve the trade agreement for the betterment of the U.S. animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
Registration is Now Open for Winter Session for AFIA-KSU Feed Manufacturing Course
November 26, 2018
Registration is Now Open for Winter Session 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
New AFIA Educational Program Focuses on Sow Health and Nutrition at 2019 IPPE
November 19, 2018
New AFIA Educational Program Focuses on Sow Health and Nutrition at 2019 IPPE

From ongoing research that has improved the industry’s understanding of sow health and nutrition to advancements in technology, the feed industry has made great strides in recent years in improving sow performance. To showcase some of these advancements, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Nutrition Committee has developed a new educational program, “The High-Performance Sow – Rethinking Nutrition and Health Interactions,” in conjunction with the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Feb. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga.

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
Registration Is Now Open for 12th Annual AFIA Pet Food Conference at IPPE
November 6, 2018
Registration Is Now Open for 12th Annual AFIA Pet Food Conference at IPPE

From trading pet food products internationally to addressing recent concerns about canine health linked to diets, the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) upcoming conference will equip pet food industry leaders with new information to be effective in a changing marketplace. The 12th annual Pet Food Conference will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2019, in conjunction with the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), to be held Feb. 12-14 in Atlanta, Ga.

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
Free IPPE Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry
October 10, 2018
Free IPPE Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) free Feed Education Program returns for the twelfth time to the International Production & Processing Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The four-hour program is ideal for animal food facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel looking to learn about the latest regulatory requirements impacting their businesses.

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