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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 Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA
June 12, 2019
AFIA Joins More than 950 Food and Ag Groups in Urging Congressional Ratification of the USMCA

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joined nearly 1,000 organizations representing the U.S. food and agriculture value chain yesterday in calling on members of Congress to swiftly ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee
June 11, 2019
AFIA's Gina Tumbarello to Serve on U.S. Agricultural Trade Advisory Committee

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Gina Tumbarello, AFIA’s director of international policy and trade, has been reappointed to serve on the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Tumbarello has represented AFIA members on the committee since 2014 and provides valuable technical advice and information about U.S. animal food products and the industry to the secretary of agriculture and U.S. Trade Representative (USTR).

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members
June 11, 2019
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members

The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA, Feedstuffs Open Call for Applications for 2019 Feed Facility of the Year
June 10, 2019
AFIA, Feedstuffs Open Call for Applications for 2019 Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. Sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, the FFY program is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
The EU-US Feed Industries Join Forces to Tackle Global Challenges Linked to Sustainable and Safe Feed Production
June 7, 2019
The EU-US Feed Industries Join Forces to Tackle Global Challenges Linked to Sustainable and Safe Feed Production

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), have renewed their longstanding partnership to increase mutual cooperation on sustainable feed production, feed safety management, communication, trade and pre-competitive research. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed during FEFAC’s 60th anniversary event on 6 June 2019, is expected to generate significant synergies for the respective member associations and feed companies, offering global joint project and partnership opportunities.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Join AFIA in Omaha for Baseball, Beef and Boxcars: Register Now for LFS
June 6, 2019
Join AFIA in Omaha for Baseball, Beef and Boxcars: Register Now for LFS

The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 49th Liquid Feed Symposium, being held Sept. 10-12, in Omaha, Neb.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Wraps Up Successful Week of Education and Networking
May 16, 2019
AFIA Wraps Up Successful Week of Education and Networking

The American Feed Industry Association held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) this week in Orlando, Fla. The three-day event offered approximately 650 attendees valuable discussions on what’s happening in the animal food industry and networking opportunities between feed ingredient buyers and sellers.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Bill Barr Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
May 15, 2019
Bill Barr Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Bill Barr, the president of Bill Barr & Company, with its 2019 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry. Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, presented the award to Barr at AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference today in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Names T.J. Biggs as Member of the Year
May 15, 2019
AFIA Names T.J. Biggs as Member of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association named T.J. Biggs, the director of technical services and quality assurance at Global Animal Products, as its Member of the Year during the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes  New Leadership
May 15, 2019
AFIA's Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership

The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 14 for its annual spring meeting, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members and conducted other official business. The meeting took place in conjunction with the Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference, happening this week in Orlando, Fla.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications