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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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Feed Industry Can Expect Regulatory Shifts, New Priorities
February 1, 2021
Feed Industry Can Expect Regulatory Shifts, New Priorities

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Feed Education Program last week, covering what the animal food industry can expect on food and worker safety from U.S. federal agencies in 2021 and what to look out for when improving biosecurity at feed facilities.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Future Is Bright for US Pet Food Industry, PFC Speakers Say
January 27, 2021
Future Is Bright for US Pet Food Industry, PFC Speakers Say

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) wrapped up its 14th annual Pet Food Conference (PFC) late yesterday, covering the regulatory and trade outlook for the U.S. pet food sector along with changing consumer trends emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. The daylong virtual conference also included the announcement of two Friend of Pet Food Award winners and culminated with three presentations on graduate-level research currently being conducted in the field.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Honors Pet Food Industry Professionals
January 26, 2021
AFIA Honors Pet Food Industry Professionals

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce Galen Rokey, of Wenger Manufacturing, Inc., and Michael Panasevich, of Summit Ridge Farms, as the recipients of the 2021 Friend of Pet Food Award. Scott Baker, marketing manager at SEM Minerals, LP, presented the awards today during the AFIA Pet Food Conference, happening virtually in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo this week.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Congratulates Our New US President, Vice President
January 20, 2021
AFIA Congratulates Our New US President, Vice President

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Joseph Biden, Jr. and Kamala Harris for assuming the duties of president and vice president respectively of the United States. AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following the presidential inauguration in Washington.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2021 Meetings & Events
January 12, 2021
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2021 Meetings & Events

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released its 2021 schedule of conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events, with many being offered virtually as well as in-person. The AFIA is monitoring the ongoing public health emergency and will reevaluate should anything change.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Announces New Dates for 2021 PISC
January 6, 2021
AFIA Announces New Dates for 2021 PISC

The new year is here and with it comes bright possibilities for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) education and networking events. Given the ongoing public health emergency, the AFIA has made the decision to postpone its 2021 Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) until Aug. 17-19 in Orlando, Fla.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities
December 17, 2020
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) $200,000 for 2021 through the Market Access Program (MAP) to support increasing access to U.S. animal food products abroad. The move grants the trade association “cooperator” status for the first time, providing the AFIA the ability to independently manage the U.S. government funds starting on Jan. 1, 2021.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
GEAPS/AFIA Announce Partnership to Expand Education in Grain and Feed Industries
December 16, 2020
GEAPS/AFIA Announce Partnership to Expand Education in Grain and Feed Industries

The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) today announced a partnership with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) to share educational programming across both member organizations. GEAPS members will receive a discount on AFIA’s distance education courses, including its Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Online course offered live or on-demand through Kansas State University. Members of the AFIA will receive discounts on GEAPS's online training courses.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Releases Updated Feed Manufacturing Technology in Online Format
December 10, 2020
AFIA Releases Updated Feed Manufacturing Technology in Online Format

The American Feed Industry Association released today an updated Feed Manufacturing Technology (FMT) as an online subscription as well as a printed copy. This resource is a must-have for everyone involved in the production and manufacture of food for livestock, poultry, aquaculture, horses and pets. It is a great, comprehensive reference for everyday operations, covering topics such as employee safety and health, materials handling and storage, sanitation and pest management and quality assurance. It also includes detailed information on planning new facilities or remodeling existing facilities.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Honors Dr. Keith Behnke with Lifetime Achievement Award
October 21, 2020
AFIA Honors Dr. Keith Behnke with Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Keith Behnke, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award today for his lifelong contributions to the feed industry through business and education. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award to Behnke at AFIA’s fall virtual Board of Directors meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator