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1. AFIA Board Advocates for Key Policy Priorities on Capitol Hill

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors wrapped up its annual spring meeting last week, where they advocated for key policy priorities impacting the animal food industry on Capitol Hill.  

Tags: Fly-In, Board of Directors, Legislative, Congress
By Madison Wyman
2. A Lesson in What Happens When Ballot Initiatives Restrict Consumer Choice

When I visit the grocery store, I am awed by the choices available to shoppers – from fresh to frozen produce, canned or processed goods catered toward unique dietary preferences (e.g., low sodium, sugar-free) to various cuts of meat or dairy foods from animals raised in various farm settings. Choice is a wonderful thing, but what happens when that choice is removed by state or local laws? 

Tags: Prop 12
By Victoria Broehm
3. Meet AFIA's Taylor Lekin

I am delighted to share that the American Feed Industry Association has hired its first marketing and program development coordinator, Taylor Lekin, who will be responsible for marketing AFIA’s events, products and services, and supporting the communications efforts of AFIA’s 501(c)(3) public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research. A recent Iowa State University graduate, she hails from a farm family, and has experience writing professionally and analyzing agricultural policy issues. She exudes positive energy and a passion for helping the agriculture industry thrive, and I know she will bring creative new ideas to AFIA. Learn more about her below and meet her at the upcoming International Production & Processing Expo

Tags: staff
By Victoria Broehm
4. Meet AFIA's Madison Wyman

I am delighted to share that the American Feed Industry Association has hired its first policy communications specialist, which will be vital in helping our legislative, regulatory and policy team better communicate members’ priorities to key policymakers. Madison Wyman is a recent graduate of Furman University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in politics and international affairs and communication studies last May. She has broad government affairs and communications experience and a passion for advocacy, as evident in her recent move to Washington, D.C. Learn more about her below.

Tags: Sustainability
By Victoria Broehm
5. SNL Skit Parodies Eating "Dawg" Food as Meal Service Plan

My husband and I enjoy watching “Saturday Night Live,” and often, when we can watch it live on Saturday nights, we’re still chuckling about the jokes on Sunday mornings during church (oops!). When I saw that a newfound favorite comedian of mine, Nate Bargatze, and musical guest Foo Fighters, yet another favorite, were headlining Oct. 28, I had to tune in. Just minutes before the show ended, SNL aired a spoof about eating dog food, which moved me to belly laughs. 

Tags: Pet Food
By Victoria Broehm
6. Critical Food Topics Discussed at Forum Leave AFIA Staff Thinking

This past week, several American Feed Industry Association staff participated in the Universal Food Forum, hosted by Michigan State University and CropLife America in Washington, D.C. There, different expert panels discussed a variety of topics impacting global food security, from building resilient food systems to climate change and global regulations and trade. Below are some highlights.

Tags: Environmental footprint, Trade
By Victoria Broehm
7. FDA CVM: Working With Stakeholders to Troubleshoot, Look to the Future

Last week, the American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors participated in a “fireside chat” with senior Food and Drug Administration officials about challenges facing the regulatory agency and steps it’s taking to work with stakeholders to solve problems and prepare for future innovation.

Tags: Federal agencies, Ingredients
By Victoria Broehm
8. Meet Our Summer Communications Intern

Last week, Emma Bower, a rising senior at The Ohio State University, joined the American Feed Industry Association’s communications team as our summer intern. She comes from a farm background, is pursuing a degree in agricultural communications with a minor in farm management, and bonus for us – she is a budding photographer with a keen eye for design. Get to know a little bit more about her below.

By Victoria Broehm
9. Partners in Progress

Last week, I, along with several members of the American Feed Industry Association staff, participated in the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s Stakeholders Summit, where we walked away with a lot to chew on, from what is driving people to click on news articles about the animal agriculture industry to who is shaping the coverage and why. Here are some of my takeaways.

Tags: Environmental footprint
By Victoria Broehm
10. Highlights From PISC: ASF, Supply Chain, Ag Detractors

If it were to enter the United States, “African swine fever (ASF) would be the most significant animal disease issue the United States has ever seen,” said Cassie Jones, Ph.D., undergraduate research coordinator in Kansas State University’s Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. This is because once the disease is found in feral pigs or ticks, it would be nearly impossible to eradicate, so the focus now, particularly for swine producers and feed manufacturers, should be on prevention. 

Tags: PISC, African swine fever, Ensuring a stable food supply
By Guest

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