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.
Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 6-8 in Marco Island, Fla. Hosted by 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.
The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Adam Lock, Ph.D., of Michigan State University (MSU), for receiving the 2019 AFIA-American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Nutrition Research Award. Ryan Ordway, of Balchem Corporation, presented the award to Lock on behalf of AFIA on June 24 as part of ASDA's annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The American Feed Industry Association is now accepting nominations for the 2019 inductee into the Liquid Feed Hall of Fame.
The Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Carey Williams, Ph.D., an equine extension specialist at Rutgers University, for her professional achievements in the equine industry on June 6 at the 2019 ESS Symposium in Asheville, N.C.
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Mallory Gaines as its manager of market access and trade policy, effective June 10.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.