AFIA Turns Eyes to Congress Following USMCA Signing
Registration Is Now Open for Winter Session of AFIA-KSU Feed Manufacturing Courseopened registration for the winter session of “AFIA/KSU 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing,” an online course conducted in partnership with Kansas State University. The five-week education course will take place Feb. 11 – April 1, 2019.
AFIA Conference Focuses on Building Next Generation of Leaders in Equipment ManufacturingEquipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference examined the future of the industry with discussions on how to recruit, train and retain qualified people pursuing careers in this segment of the industry to cultivating an employee culture that works.
IFEEDER, M4L Invite Donations for Mark Cornwell Scholarship FundMilling4Life (M4L) charity, has launched a fundraising drive in support of a scholarship that provides financial assistance to students pursuing careers in the food and feed manufacturing sectors. The charities announced today that they aim to raise $75,000 over the next few months, with the goal of offering the scholarship in perpetuity if sufficient funds are raised.
AFIA Is Optimistic About Trade Negotiations with Japan, the EU and the UKnotification to Congress this week that President Donald Trump intends to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.
AFIA Cheers “NAFTA 2.0” Agreement
AFIA Welcomes Progress on US-Japan Trade Agreement
AFIA Disappointed by USTR’s Additional Tariffs on Chinese Imports
AFIA Strikes Liquid Gold at 48th Liquid Feed Symposium
AFIA Opens Registration for Fall Online Feed Manufacturing Course
Kirk Bowman Inducted Into Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
AFIA Cheers Confirmation of Two CFTC Commissioners
Strike Liquid Gold in the Golden State: Register for LFS Todayregistration for its 47th annual Liquid Feed Symposium, being held Sept. 11-13, in San Diego, Calif.
AFIA Applauds Preliminary Trade Agreement with Mexico, USThe American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates U.S. and Mexican trade officials for reaching a preliminary agreement today on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This action brings the United States one step closer toward its goal of ratifying the tripartite agreement with Canada by the end of 2018.
AFIA and FAMI-QS Renew Cooperative Agreement for International Safe Feed/Safe Food Programme
AFIA Applauds FDA Decision to Extend Some FSMA Compliance, Inspection Deadlines
AFIA Applauds Passage of Bill to Improve Federal Process for Approving New Animal Drugs and Animal Food Ingredientsthe Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018 (H.R. 5554). This bipartisan legislation will continue providing the necessary resources to support the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine with completing more expeditious reviews of new animal drugs and improving FDA’s review and approval process for animal food ingredients.
Michael Bedford Receives Poultry Nutrition Research AwardThe American Feed Industry Association honored Michael Bedford, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Nutrition Research Award at the PSA annual meeting yesterday in San Antonio, Texas.
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference
AFIA Urges FDA to Take a Flexible Approach to HA/PC Regulations
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee MembersThe 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, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.
AFIA Recognizes Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research AwardsThe American Feed Industry Association honored two individuals in the animal science field at the American Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 9. Juan Loor, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois, received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Ruurd Zijlstra, Ph.D., of the University of Alberta, Canada, received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.
AFIA Welcomes Louise CalderwoodThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Louise Calderwood as its director of regulatory affairs, effective July 2.
AFIA Honors Two Nutrition Award Winners
Robert Cooper Joins IFEEDER as Executive Director
Registration Opens for Fall Online Feed Manufacturing Course
FII Educates on Consumer Communication, Feed Industry Basics
AFIA, Feedstuffs Accepting Applications for Feed Facility of the Year
AFIA’s Board of Directors Welcomes New Leadership, Meets with Congressional Officials on Priority IssuesThe American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 15-16 for its annual spring meeting in the nation’s capital, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members, discussed priority issues impacting the animal food industry with their legislators and conducted other official business.
AFIA Names Pete Calderon Member of the YearThe American Feed Industry Association named Pete Calderon, general manager for Scott Equipment, as its Member of the Year during a ceremony at its Board of Directors dinner May 15 in Arlington, Va.
AFIA Honors Charles Olentine with Distinguished Service Award
AFIA Honors Fred Fairchild with Lifetime Achievement AwardThe American Feed Industry Association honored Fred Fairchild with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the feed industry through business and education. AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman presented the award to Fairchild at AFIA’s Board of Directors dinner May 15 in Arlington, Va.
Register Now for AFIA’s Upcoming PCQI Training
Bridget Rinker Joins AFIA as Development Assistant
Over 700 Attendees Participate in the 2018 PISC
AFIA Applauds Confirmation of Gregg Doud as USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator
ICYMI: AFIA Board Chair Urges Administration to 'Finish the Race on NAFTA'On Friday, Lee Hall, the American Feed Industry Association’s board chairman and vice president of Hallway Feeds, penned an op-ed for Agri-Pulse that calls on the administration to “stop jousting with two of our most valuable trading partners” and move forward with the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
AFIA Urges FDA to Swiftly Take Action on Reducing Regulatory Burden Facing America’s Animal Food Manufacturers
AFIA Feed Education Program Covers Latest Federal Regulations Impacting Animal Food IndustryApproximately 100 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 11th annual Feed Education Program, held yesterday during the International Production & Processing Expo.
Pet Food Conference Attracts Full HouseThe American Feed Industry Association wrapped up its 11th annual Pet Food Conference in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brought together more than 300 industry leaders to discuss everything from modernizing pet food labels to evaluating new pet food ingredients, helping them tackle the latest challenges in the evolving marketplace.
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Sanderson Farms as 2017 Feed Facility of the YearThe American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce that Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, has been named the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced the winner during AFIA’s Feed Education Program, being held today as part of the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Georgia.
New Research Shows How Animal Food Manufacturing Industry Keeps America’s Livestock Fed, Drives National EconomyEach day across America, more than 6,200 animal food manufacturing facilities are quietly humming along, producing millions of tons of animal food to provide the right nutritional balance to keep the country’s livestock, poultry and pets happy and healthy. Today, the Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) is proud to share the results of two, first-of-a-kind, yearlong research projects, which quantify the industry’s contribution to the national, state and local economies. It also provides a comprehensive analysis of the ingredients used in the top livestock, poultry and aquaculture diets.
AFIA Members Donate Nearly 100K Hours, $44M in 2017The American Feed Industry Association released the results of its annual charitable giving survey today, revealing a sharp increase over 2016 in the animal food industry’s total donations and volunteer hours in support of charities and community organizations. AFIA member company employees donated a collective 92,000 hours of their time to supporting community service projects in 2017—a 124 percent increase from 2016. AFIA member companies, including company-employee matches, also donated over $44 million to an expansive list of community causes.
Registration Opens for AFIA's Feed Industry InstituteThe American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its biennial Feed Industry Institute (FII), happening June 11-14 in St. Louis, Missouri. The conference, which has been held every other year since merging with the National Feed Ingredients Association in 1992, brings together roughly 125 individuals in the industry to learn the basics of the animal food manufacturing process – from the types of foods used to the animals served to federal policies that shape the output of the industry.
AFIA Announces 2017 Feed Facility of the Year Category WinnersThe American Feed Industry Association is proud to announce four category winners of the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. AFIA congratulates ADM Animal Nutrition of Cordele, Georgia, as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Sanderson Farms of Collins, Mississippi, as the winner of the integrator category; Westway Feed Products of Dimmit, Texas, as the winner of the liquid feed plant category for the second consecutive year; and Animix LLC of Juneau, Wisconsin, as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.
AFIA-KSU Releases 2018 Dates for Online Feed Manufacturing Course
AFIA Announces Organization Change for Legislative and Regulatory Department in 2019The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) President and CEO Joel G. Newman announced late yesterday to AFIA staff and the association’s Board of Directors that Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s current vice president of legislative, regulatory and state affairs, will lead AFIA’s Legislative and Regulatory department starting in 2019. Wilkinson will assume the role currently held by Richard Sellers, AFIA’s senior vice president of public policy and education, following his retirement from the association at the end of 2018. Effective immediately her title is vice president of public policy and education.
Register Now for the 2018 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers ConferenceRegistration is now open for the upcoming Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), to be held March 12-15, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Hosted by the American Feed Industry Association, the one-of-a-kind event attracts more than 600 feed ingredient buyers and sellers each year and is truly “where business gets done!”
IFEEDER Focuses 2016-17 Research, Education Priorities on Improving Public, Policymaker Support of Feed Industry Issues
Raamezah Ahmad Joins AFIA's Communications TeamThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to welcome Raamezah Ahmad as its new graphic and web design coordinator. Ahmad joined AFIA Nov. 6.
AFIA's EMC Learns to Move with Purpose, Raises Funds for ScholarshipThe American Feed Industry Association’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC) brought 41 attendees to Orlando, Florida, last week. The event, hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, focused on assessing risk management in the equipment manufacturing industry, while providing opportunities to network and raise money for the EMC scholarship fund.
AFIA Issues Statement on Long-Awaited FDA Guidance
New Research Project Evaluates Salmonella Risk in Animal Feed ProductionThe Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER) along with several partners—including the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), National Pork Board, National Renderers Association, Poultry Protein and Fat Council, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, and U.S. Soybean Board—has launched a new research project with the University of Arkansas to analyze whether animal feed contains any of the serotypes from the bacteria Salmonella that could pose a health threat to livestock. The yearlong project is aimed at helping the animal feed industry better understand if the bacteria is prevalent at their manufacturing facilities so that it can make more informed decisions on what additional safety measures, if any, should be taken to promote feed safety and protect animal health.
AFIA 'Runs for the Roses' at Liquid Feed SymposiumThe American Feed Industry Association has wrapped up the country’s largest gathering of liquid supplement leaders, hearing from experts on the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field and recognizing outstanding individuals. The 47th annual Liquid Feed Symposium, held in Louisville, Kentucky, highlighted the pivotal role that liquid feed has in fueling America’s livestock industry with its theme, “Run for the Roses.”
Joe Saini Inducted Into Liquid Feed Hall of FameThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Joe Saini as its 2017 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. The AFIA Liquid Feed Committee presented the award–the highest award offered within the liquid feed industry—to Saini today during a luncheon at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in Louisville, Kentucky.
Latest Safe Feed/Safe Food Guidance Document Helps Feed Manufacturers Comply with FSMAThe American Feed Industry Association’s third-party certification program, FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food, has released a new guidance document that helps pet and animal food manufacturers better understand what is required of them through the Food Safety Modernization Act. The updated guidance document—version 7.0—now includes a section on current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and FSMA record-keeping requirements, as well as instructions on how to develop a site-specific food safety plan and hazard analysis.
Paul Davis Joins AFIA's Legislative and Regulatory TeamThe American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Paul Davis, Ph.D., as its new director of quality, animal food safety and education. Davis joined AFIA on July 31.
AFIA Praises FDA For Pushing FSMA Compliance Inspections to Fall 2018
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing today that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an audience of roughly 400 industry officials participating in the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ (AAFCO) annual meeting, being held in Bellevue, Washington, of the change this morning and the agency later followed up by posting this clarification on its website.
Register Now for AFIA's Equipment Manufacturers ConferenceRegistration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 2-4. Hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference will bring together equipment designers, builders and installers from across the United States who will focus on assessing risk management in the feed industry.
AFIA Relocating to New Office SpaceTo accommodate a growing staff and better serve its members, the American Feed Industry Association will be relocating to a new office space in the same building later this month. Effective Aug. 21, AFIA’s new address will be: 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, Arlington, VA, 22201. AFIA will close its offices temporarily on Aug. 18, with phone lines and email down, during the move. AFIA has been in its current office space for 10 years.
Rodehutscord Receives Poultry Nutrition Research AwardMarkus Rodehutscord, Ph.D., a professor of animal nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, was presented with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award at the Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting July 20 in Orlando, Florida.
AFIA Thanks its Outgoing Committee Members
The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of hundreds 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, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.