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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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Feed Education Program Reaffirms Need for Formaldehyde
January 25, 2023
Feed Education Program Reaffirms Need for Formaldehyde

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Feed Education Program yesterday, covering what the animal food industry can expect from U.S. federal regulators in 2023 and findings from a recent African swine fever (ASF) feed mill decontamination study.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Packed House at Pet Food Conference Hears About Market Trends, Mycotoxins
January 25, 2023
Packed House at Pet Food Conference Hears About Market Trends, Mycotoxins

The 16th annual American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference (PFC) occurred yesterday, in conjunction with the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo. With more than 400 pet food professionals in attendance, this conference provided an opportunity to hear the latest news within the growing pet food and treats industry, as well as network with established experts and emerging professionals.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Kent Nutrition Group Marshall Plant Wins 2022 Commercial Feed Facility of the Year
January 25, 2023
Kent Nutrition Group Marshall Plant Wins 2022 Commercial Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has named the Kent Nutrition Group’s feed manufacturing facility of Marshall, Mo., as its 2022 Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented plant manager Chris Igo with the award today during the AFIA’s Feed Education Program, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Names Steve Thomas A Friend of Pet Food
January 24, 2023
AFIA Names Steve Thomas A Friend of Pet Food

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Friend of Pet Food Award winner, Steve Thomas, former vice president at Darling Ingredients. Eric Altom, technical nutritionist for Balchem Animal Nutrition and Health, presented the award today during the AFIA Pet Food Conference, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo this week.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA's Sarah Novak Named Chief Operating Officer
January 11, 2023
AFIA's Sarah Novak Named Chief Operating Officer

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Sarah Novak to chief operating officer. Novak has served the association for over 15 years as the vice president of membership and public relations.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's  2023 Meetings & Events
January 4, 2023
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2023 Meetings & Events

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released its 2023 schedule of conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
December 8, 2022
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 2023 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening on March 7-9 in Orlando, Fla. This three-day, must-attend program includes education and networking events for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Thanks Congress, Administration for Expedient Action on Rail Agreement
December 1, 2022
AFIA Thanks Congress, Administration for Expedient Action on Rail Agreement

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds Congress and the Biden administration for swiftly stepping in to pass legislation that avoids a potentially crippling national rail shutdown, which would have threatened the health and welfare of America’s livestock, poultry and pets and exacerbated an already tough operating environment for U.S. animal food manufacturers.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA Message to FDA: Modernize Policy to Keep Pace With Animal Nutrition
November 17, 2022
AFIA Message to FDA: Modernize Policy to Keep Pace With Animal Nutrition

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) urges the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) to keep pace with advances in animal nutrition by modernizing its regulatory policy that currently limits feed ingredients with environmental or production claims from making it to market in a timely way. The AFIA submitted formal comments to the agency today in response to its federal docket (FDA-2022-N-2015), stating that these products should be regulated as feeds, not drugs, and that the agency has the authority to make that change.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Feed Equipment Industry Dives Into Sustainability
November 18, 2022
Feed Equipment Industry Dives Into Sustainability

Over 50 industry professionals gathered in St. Petersburg, Fla., last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference focused on building an industry perspective on sustainability.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager