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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's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Facilitate Good Employee Culture
February 13, 2019
AFIA's Feed Education Program Discusses How to Facilitate Good Employee Culture

Over 75 feed facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel heard from industry leaders on the latest federal regulations impacting their businesses at the American Feed Industry Association’s 12th annual Feed Education Program, held today during the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Announces 2018 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners
February 4, 2019
AFIA Announces 2018 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners

The American Feed Industry Association and Feedstuffs are proud to announce four category winners for the 2018 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates Famo Feeds of Freeport, Minn., as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Koch Foods of Morton, Miss., as the winner of the integrator category; Quality Liquid Feeds of Clovis, N.M., as the winner of the liquid feed plant category; and Trouw Nutrition of Highland, Ill., as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category. 

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Provides New Biosecurity Guidance Following ASF Outbreaks
January 31, 2019
AFIA Provides New Biosecurity Guidance Following ASF Outbreaks

In light of the recent outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) and other animal diseases, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has been working on a multi-pronged action plan to: research science-based solutions for mitigating the risks of virus transmission through feed, and communicate any new information and recommendations to the industry and producer groups. As part of this effort, AFIA announced today that it has released an updated version of its biosecurity guidelines.

By Victoria Broehm, Director of Communications
AFIA Encouraged by USTR's EU Negotiating Objectives
January 18, 2019
AFIA Encouraged by USTR's EU Negotiating Objectives

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to see the Donald Trump administration include agriculture in its trade negotiating objectives with the EU, but cautions against seeking these objectives in stages, rather than in a single negotiation.

By Gina Tumbarello, Director of International Policy and Trade
EAT-Lancet's Dietary Report Mischaracterizes Animal Ag's Environmental Impact
January 17, 2019
EAT-Lancet's Dietary Report Mischaracterizes Animal Ag's Environmental Impact

In response to a new report launched by the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health today that provides policy recommendations on global guidelines based on misleading information about animal agriculture’s environmental impact, AFIA’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman shared the following statement.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Lacie Dotterweich
January 9, 2019
AFIA Welcomes Lacie Dotterweich

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Lacie Dotterweich as its communications coordinator, effective January 4.

By Lacie Dotterweich
Joel Newman to Retire After 15 Years as AFIA's President and CEO
December 19, 2018
Joel Newman to Retire After 15 Years as AFIA's President and CEO

The American Feed Industry Association’s President and CEO Joel G. Newman formally announced to members today that he will be retiring from the association effective December 2019. The association has formed a selection committee to facilitate the transition process over the next year and hired Kincannon & Reed to assist in recruiting Newman’s successor.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Launches New Website Focusing on Policy Issues Impacting Animal Food Manufacturers
December 13, 2018
AFIA Launches New Website Focusing on Policy Issues Impacting Animal Food Manufacturers

The American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce the launch of its new website to better communicate the animal food manufacturing industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities to policymakers and the public. The revamped, mobile-responsive website (afia.org) will also feature an optimized search function and resource center that allows its average more than 5,500 monthly web visitors quickly find and share content about the animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Tips Hat to Congress for Farm Bill that Supports Animal Agriculture
December 13, 2018
AFIA Tips Hat to Congress for Farm Bill that Supports Animal Agriculture

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauded federal lawmakers late yesterday for passing a Farm Bill that supports many provisions to improve animal health and welfare and expand market opportunities for the animal food industry.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Announces 2019 Event Schedule
December 17, 2018
AFIA Announces 2019 Event Schedule

The American Feed Industry Association has released the dates and locations for its 2019 conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events

By Victoria Broehm