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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored two individuals in the animal science field this week at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)–Canadian Society of Animal Science–Western Section ASAS virtual annual meeting and tradeshow. Martin Nyachoti, Ph.D., of the University of Manitoba (U of M), received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Terry Engle, Ph.D., of Colorado State University (CSU), received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.
The American Feed Industry Association hosted its Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) Webinar Series last week. The five-day event offered attendees valuable insights on what is happening in the animal food industry and its outlook, in light of the current events surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce that Constance Cullman, AFIA’s president and CEO, and Mallory Gaines, AFIA’s manager of market access and trade policy, have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Animals and Animal Products, respectively.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) joins organizations across the agriculture industry in commending North American leaders for ushering in and implementing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which enters into force today.
The American Feed Industry Association has honored Woo Kyun Kim, Ph.D., with the annual AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Poultry Nutrition Award.
The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Christiane Girard, Ph.D., of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, for receiving the 2020 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. The associations recognized Girard during the virtual ADSA annual meeting earlier this week.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its popular biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), which will be offered in a self-paced, virtual learning environment over a span of a few weeks later this summer. The conference, which kicks off Aug. 17 and culminates on Sept. 23, brings together industry newcomers to learn the fundamentals of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of ingredients used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.
The American Feed Industry Association applauded the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) for achieving a long-awaited major milestone that will bring about improved trade for U.S. animal food products abroad. The federal agency announced today that it will start issuing Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) certificates to animal food manufacturers looking to export feed, feed ingredients and pet food products, making it possible for facilities located across America to obtain these certificates for export where and if required and eliminating inconsistencies in state regulations.
The American Feed Industry Association 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 AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service.
The American Feed Industry Association welcomes a new protocol, released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which paves the way for pet food manufacturers to expand access into the Chinese marketplace. APHIS created the protocol specifically for exporting U.S. pet food products to the Asian country, signaling a critical step forward in bringing the positive benefits of the U.S.-China phase one trade agreement to bear.