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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 Launches New Website Focusing on Policy Issues Impacting Animal Food Manufacturers
December 13, 2018
AFIA Launches New Website Focusing on Policy Issues Impacting Animal Food Manufacturers

The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce the launch of its new website to better communicate the animal food manufacturing industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities to policymakers and the public. The revamped, mobile-responsive website (afia.org) will also feature an optimized search function and resource center that allows its average more than 5,500 monthly web visitors quickly find and share content about the animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Tips Hat to Congress for Farm Bill that Supports Animal Agriculture
December 13, 2018
AFIA Tips Hat to Congress for Farm Bill that Supports Animal Agriculture

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauded federal lawmakers late yesterday for passing a Farm Bill that supports many provisions to improve animal health and welfare and expand market opportunities for the animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Announces 2019 Event Schedule
December 17, 2018
AFIA Announces 2019 Event Schedule

The American Feed Industry Association has released the dates and locations for its 2019 conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events

By Victoria Broehm
IFEEDER Releases 2017-18 Annual Report
December 10, 2018
IFEEDER Releases 2017-18 Annual Report

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2017-18 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year. 

By Victoria Broehm
Registration Now Open for AFIA's 2019 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
December 3, 2018
Registration Now Open for AFIA's 2019 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 2019 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening late next spring May 14-16 in Orlando, Fla. 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 Victoria Broehm
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
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