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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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AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"
May 13, 2021
AFIA Honors Feed Industry "Greats"

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is proud to announce four awards honoring those who have supported the animal food industry over the past year and throughout their careers. The AFIA congratulates all AFIA members for receiving the AFIA 2021 Member of the Year Award; Rurik B. “R.B.” Halaby, formerly with AgriCapital Corporation, for receiving the 2021 Distinguished Service Award; Bill McLean, of The Essmueller Company, for receiving the 2021 AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award; and Steve Kopperud, of SLK Strategies, for being named posthumously an AFIA Honorary Board Director.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Manager of Communications and Social Media
AFIA Recognizes Exemplary Staff
May 6, 2021
AFIA Recognizes Exemplary Staff

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce promotions for six staff who have gone above and beyond in serving AFIA’s members and making the association’s programs and processes more efficient and impactful.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
IFEEDER Welcomes New Executive Director Lara Moody
May 5, 2021
IFEEDER Welcomes New Executive Director Lara Moody

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is pleased to announce the addition of Lara Moody as its new executive director, effective April 30. Moody will provide visionary leadership to IFEEDER’s activities including program development, strategic partnerships and collaborative resourcing. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference
April 27, 2021
Registration Is Now Open for AFIA's Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 2021 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening in-person on Aug. 17-19 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 Coordinator
AFIA Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal
April 1, 2021
AFIA Commends Vilsack's Enthusiasm for TPA Renewal

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for his leadership urging Congress to renew the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement upon reading his comments:

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator
March 17, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Tai as US's New Chief Trade Negotiator

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Katherine Tai for her appointment as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following Tai’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Tips Hat to New EPA Chief
March 11, 2021
AFIA Tips Hat to New EPA Chief

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Michael Regan for his appointment as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement following Regan’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
IFEEDER Finds Demand for Animal Food Strong, Despite COVID-19
March 4, 2021
IFEEDER Finds Demand for Animal Food Strong, Despite COVID-19

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released a new report today that found that U.S. domestic livestock and pets consumed nearly 284 million tons of safe, high quality and nutritious food in 2019. The report also provides expert economic analysis on how the coronavirus pandemic may impact the industry’s growth over the next five years.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Congratulates Vilsack for Second Round at USDA Helm
February 23, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Vilsack for Second Round at USDA Helm

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Secretary Tom Vilsack for his second term leading the U.S. Department of Agriculture. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following Vilsack’s U.S. Senate confirmation on Capitol Hill.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks Members for  Years of Loyalty, Membership
February 11, 2021
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their decades of loyalty and assistance representing the interests of the whole industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator