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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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Pet Food Conference Returns to Discuss Hard-Hitting Issues
October 12, 2022
Pet Food Conference Returns to Discuss Hard-Hitting Issues

Aflatoxin sampling, export trends, pet food sustainability, regulatory updates, and mergers and acquisitions are the hot topics that will take center stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference, an event to bring manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, marketers and academia together.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation of Alexis Taylor
September 27, 2022
AFIA Calls for Swift Senate Confirmation of Alexis Taylor

?The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for its bipartisan support today in voting to send the nomination of Alexis Taylor to be the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s undersecretary of trade and foreign agricultural affairs to the full Senate body. Following the committee’s vote, AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Heralds QLF's Michigan Facility with FFY Award
September 8, 2022
AFIA Heralds QLF's Michigan Facility with FFY Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named Quality Liquid Feeds’ (QLF) Comstock Park, Mich., liquid feed manufacturing facility as the 2022 Liquid Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award winner. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented a plaque to plant manager David Schnicke today at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium (LFS), being held in New Orleans, La., this week

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA Releases State of the U.S. Feed Industry Report
August 24, 2022
AFIA Releases State of the U.S. Feed Industry Report

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) released its annual, “Our Industry, Our Promise,” report today, detailing the challenges the U.S. feed and pet food industry faced over the past year and the steps the AFIA took to address member priorities. The report provides an overview of this unique industry segment’s impact on the U.S. economy, its efforts to promote animal food safety and worker health and safety, and its forward-thinking initiatives to enhance global competitiveness and industry environmental sustainability programs.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open
August 10, 2022
Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), has opened the application phase for its Integrator Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA and USPOULTRY member integrator feed facilities. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews
July 20, 2022
AFIA Applauds House Amendment to Increase FDA Funding for Feed Ingredient Reviews

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the passage of the U.S. House of Representative’s fiscal 2023 “minibus” package of six appropriations bills, which includes a key amendment offered by Rep. Jim Baird, R-Ind.-04, and other bipartisan cosponsors to dedicate $8 million to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to help with expediting reviews for new feed ingredients. On average, studies have shown that it takes companies three-to-five years to get new ingredients through the FDA’s rigorous review process, which prevents innovation from making it to farmers and ranchers in a timely way.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year  Applications Open
July 18, 2022
Commercial Dry Facility of the Year Applications Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in coordination with Feedstuffs, has opened the application phase for its Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. The program is open to all AFIA member commercial dry feed manufacturing facilities.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for  Friend of Pet Food Award
July 12, 2022
AFIA Now Accepting Nominations for Friend of Pet Food Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations through Sept. 2 for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award, to be recognized at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference on Jan. 24, 2023. Launched in 2019, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
June 30, 2022
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 9-11 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hosted by the AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual conference focuses on updating the equipment sector of the feed industry on current issues and trends, providing an environment for learning from educational speakers and industry leaders, and bringing the industry together to network. 

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Thanks Outgoing Committee Members
June 15, 2022
AFIA Thanks Outgoing Committee Members

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

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager