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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.

January 30, 2018
New Research Shows How Animal Food Manufacturing Industry Keeps America's Livestock Fed, Drives National Economy

Each day across America, more than 6,200 animal food manufacturing facilities are quietly humming along, producing millions of tons of animal food to provide the right nutritional balance to keep the country’s livestock, poultry and pets happy and healthy. Today, the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is proud to share the results of two, first-of-a-kind, yearlong research projects, which quantify the industry’s contribution to the national, state and local economies. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of the ingredients used in the top livestock, poultry and aquaculture diets.

By Victoria Broehm
January 24, 2018
AFIA Members Donate Nearly 100K Hours, $44M in 2017

The American Feed Industry Association released the results of its annual charitable giving survey today, revealing a sharp increase over 2016 in the animal food industry’s total donations and volunteer hours in support of charities and community organizations. AFIA member company employees donated a collective 92,000 hours of their time to supporting community service projects in 2017—a 124 percent increase from 2016. AFIA member companies, including company-employee matches, also donated over $44 million to an expansive list of community causes.

By Codi Coulter
January 18, 2018
Registration Opens for AFIA's Feed Industry Institute

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 11-14 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference, which has been held every other year since merging with the National Feed Ingredients Association in 1992, brings together roughly 125 individuals in the industry to learn the basics of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of foods used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.

By Codi Coulter
January 16, 2018
AFIA Announces 2017 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners

The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce four category winners of the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates ADM Animal Nutrition of Cordele, Georgia, as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, as the winner of the integrator category; Westway Feed Products of Dimmit, Texas, as the winner of the liquid feed plant category for the second consecutive year; and Animix LLC of Juneau, Wisconsin, as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.

By Codi Coulter
January 5, 2018
AFIA-KSU Releases 2018 Dates for Online Feed Manufacturing Course

The American Feed Industry Association has released the 2018 dates for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week, “AFIA 500-KSU: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors. 

By Codi Coulter
December 14, 2017
AFIA Announces Organization Change for Legislative and Regulatory Department in 2019

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman announced late yesterday to AFIA staff and the association’s Board of Directors that Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s current vice president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs, will lead AFIA’s Legislative and Regulatory department starting in 2019. Wilkinson will assume the role currently held by Richard Sellers, AFIA’s senior vice president of public policy and education, following his retirement from the association at the end of 2018. Effective immediately her title is vice president of public policy and education.

By Victoria Broehm
December 8, 2017
Register Now for the 2018 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference

Registration is now open for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), to be held March 12-15, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the American Feed Industry Association, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly “where business gets done!”

By Codi Coulter
December 4, 2017
IFEEDER Focuses 2016-17 Research, Education Priorities on Improving Public, Policymaker Support of Feed Industry Issues

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its first-ever annual report to donors today, reinforcing its continued commitment to executing research and education projects and initiatives that support the animal food industry’s legislative and regulatory priorities, protect its license to operate, and preserve consumer choice.

By Victoria Broehm
November 9, 2017
Raamezah Ahmad Joins AFIA's Communications Team

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to welcome Raamezah Ahmad as its new graphic and web design coordinator. Ahmad joined AFIA Nov. 6. 

By Codi Coulter
November 8, 2017
AFIA's EMC Learns to Move with Purpose, Raises Funds for Scholarship

The American Feed Industry Association’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC) brought 41 attendees to Orlando, Florida, last week. The event, hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, focused on assessing risk management in the equipment manufacturing industry, while providing opportunities to network and raise money for the EMC scholarship fund.

By Codi Coulter