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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 Addresses Concerns on Unintended Consequences with Requirements for Emerging Tech
December 5, 2019
AFIA Addresses Concerns on Unintended Consequences with Requirements for Emerging Tech

The American Feed Industry Association supports the Food and Drug Administration's vision outlined in the Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, but is concerned about unintended consequences brought about by the requirement to adopt emerging technology for use in food tracking and traceability.

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Free Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry
December 4, 2019
Free Education Program Provides Updates on Regulatory Changes in Animal Food Industry

The American Feed Industry Association’s free Feed Education Program returns this year to the International Production & Processing Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, to update attendees on recent changes within several federal agencies. 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 Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
New AFIA Educational Program Prepares for Foreign Animal Disease
November 26, 2019
New AFIA Educational Program Prepares for Foreign Animal Disease

A new educational program hosted by the American Feed Industry Association will focus on biosecurity as it pertains to foreign animal diseases, such as foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and avian influenza. The program, “Biosecurity in the Face of Foreign Animal Disease – What the Feed Industry Needs to Know,” will take place on Jan. 29, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga. Experts will discuss 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 Receives Clarification on Last Week's Statement Regarding China's Poultry Imports
November 21, 2019
AFIA Pleased With China's Decision to Resume U.S. Poultry Imports

The American Feed Industry Association has received clarification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that last week’s announcement from China only includes poultry imports for human consumption and does not include other poultry products, such as those used in pet food. 

By Sarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Registration Is Now Open for 13th Annual AFIA Pet Food Conference
November 20, 2019
Registration Is Now Open for 13th Annual AFIA Pet Food Conference

Domestic and international trends, oxidation of pet food ingredients, research in emerging issues and dilated cardiomyopathy in pets are the hot topics that will take the stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference. The recipient of the inaugural Friend of Pet Food Award will also be announced at the conference. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Registration Now Open for AFIA's 2020 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
November 19, 2019
Registration Now Open for AFIA's 2020 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 2020 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening on March 17-19 in Seattle, Wash. This three-day educational and networking program is the “must attend” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Equipment Manufacturers Conference Focuses on Operating Today for the Future
November 11, 2019
Equipment Manufacturers Conference Focuses on Operating Today for the Future

More than 70 industry professionals gathered in Marco Island, Fla., last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s 20th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference focused on sound operating today to ensure a bright future.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
IFEEDER Releases 2018-19 Annual Report
October 23, 2019
IFEEDER Releases 2018-19 Annual Report

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2018-19 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Appoints Constance Cullman as New CEO
October 16, 2019
AFIA Appoints Constance Cullman as New CEO

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors has officially appointed Constance Cullman as president and chief executive officer of the association and the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research yesterday. Cullman has been on staff since July 29, working with the association’s past president Joel G. Newman in preparation for his retirement on Dec. 31.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry
October 15, 2019
IFEEDER and FFA to Forge Initiatives to Promote Awareness of Ag, Animal Food Industry

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) and the National FFA Organization (FFA) have established a partnership to cooperate on agricultural education programs in the area of animal food production. Signed this week, the memorandum of understanding (MOU) will forge new initiatives to promote awareness of the agricultural industry, as well as the animal food industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator