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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.

May 16, 2018
AFIA Honors Charles Olentine with Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Charles Olentine, Ph.D., owner and president of Consult-NC, with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong service to the industry. AFIA’s Board of Directors presented the award May 15 in Arlington, Va.

By Codi Coulter
May 16, 2018
AFIA Honors Fred Fairchild with Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Fred Fairchild with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the feed industry through business and education. AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman presented the award to Fairchild at AFIA’s Board of Directors dinner May 15 in Arlington, Va.

By Codi Coulter
May 10, 2018
Register Now for AFIA's Upcoming PCQI Training

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Animal Food training. The course, being held July 24-26 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).  

By Codi Coulter
May 2, 2018
Bridget Rinker Joins AFIA as Development Assistant

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Bridget Rinker has joined as the new development assistant effective April 30.

By Codi Coulter
March 19, 2018
Over 700 Attendees Participate in the 2018 PISC

The American Feed Industry Association held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) this week in Fort Worth, Texas. The three-day educational and networking program boasted record 702 attendees, breaking last year’s record of 652 attendees, proving that it is becoming the “can’t miss” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
March 2, 2018
AFIA Applauds Confirmation of Gregg Doud as USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator

The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Gregg Doud on his confirmation as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Senate confirmed Doud yesterday following a lengthy hold placed on his nomination, and with myriad trade issues affecting the animal food manufacturing industry, AFIA believes he is the right person for the job.

By Codi Coulter
February 12, 2018
ICYMI: AFIA Board Chair Urges Administration to 'Finish the Race on NAFTA'

On Friday, Lee Hall, the American Feed Industry Association’s board chairman and vice president of Hallway Feeds, penned an op-ed for Agri-Pulse that calls on the administration to “stop jousting with two of our most valuable trading partners” and move forward with the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

By Victoria Broehm
February 6, 2018
AFIA Urges FDA to Swiftly Take Action

The American Feed Industry Association is calling upon the Food and Drug Administration to consider streamlining or removing several federal regulations and recordkeeping requirements that are unclear, duplicative, antiquated or do nothing to enhance the safety of America’s animal food supply at the great expense of small and large animal food manufacturers. AFIA submitted formal comments to the agency late yesterday in response to its federal docket (FDA-2017-N-5104) requesting input from industry and other stakeholders on current human and animal food safety regulations and information collection requirements that could be improved upon or reduced.

By Victoria Broehm
February 1, 2018
AFIA Feed Education Program Covers Latest Federal Regulations Impacting Animal Food Industry

Approximately 100 feed facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel heard from industry leaders on the latest federal regulations impacting their businesses at the American Feed Industry Association’s 11th annual Feed Education Program, held yesterday during the International Production & Processing Expo.

By Victoria Broehm
January 31, 2018
Pet Food Conference Attracts Full House

The American Feed Industry Association wrapped up its 11th annual Pet Food Conference in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brought together more than 300 industry leaders to discuss everything from modernizing pet food labels to evaluating new pet food ingredients, helping them tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace.

By Codi Coulter