Policy Outlook from AFIA at #IPPE17

Chuck Zimmerman

Attendees at the International Production & Processing Expo were able to listen to an outlook on farm policy in this new government administration year. I sat down with Joel Newman, President/CEO, American Feed Industry Association, to get some takeaways from his presentation. Joel says that as he looks at the new administration in Washington there are some opportunities but also …

AFIA, Audio, IPPE

IPPE Continues “30 under 30” Program

Lizzy Schultz

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is currently seeking applicants for the fifth annual Young Leaders “30 Under 30” Young Professionals Program, which targets young professionals who normally would not have the financial resources or opportunity to attend IPPE. Selected participants will receive complimentary registration to attend the 2017 IPPE, held in Atlanta, Georgia, from Jan. 31 – Feb. …

AFIA, Ag Group, Competition, IPPE, NAMI, Poultry, US Poultry

AFIA Honors Animal, Dairy Science Experts

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the fields of animal science and dairy science at the American Society of Animal Science-American Dairy Society Association Joint Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 19-23. Clint Krehbiel, Ph.D., and Dean Boyd, Ph.D., received the Ruminant Animal Nutrition Award and Non-ruminant Animal Nutrition Award, respectively, from AFIA and ASAS. …

AFIA, Ag Group, award, Dairy, Education

Feed & Grain LIVE Announces Event Location

Lizzy Schultz

Feed & Grain has announced that Feed & Grain LIVE, along with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food course, presented by Iowa State University and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), will be held at Prairie Meadows Casino and Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. Feed & Grain LIVE will be held Aug. 22-23, with the Preventive Controls for Animal Food …

AFBF, AFIA, Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Events, Feed, food safety

AFIA Announces Three Promotions

Lizzy Schultz

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce internal staffing changes. Miranda McDaniel, Paul Keppy and Allison Crompton all received recent promotions. The new roles will allow the three employees to best serve the association’s membership and the media while continuing to focus on AFIA’s mission–legislative and regulatory affairs. McDaniel has been on staff since August of 2013 …

AFIA, Ag Group, Communications, Company Announcement, Feed, Promotion

AFIA Welcomes New Leadership At DC Meeting

Lizzy Schultz

Members of the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss current policy issues affecting the animal food industry, including the cumbersome Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The group attended a legislative briefing at the U.S. Capitol Building during the trip, and board members promoted AFIA positions on proposed legislation for GMO …

AFIA, Ag Group, Company Announcement, Feed, legislation, Policy

AFIA Names Two Members of the Year

Lizzy Schultz

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has named Cathy Bandyk, Ph.D., of Westway Feed Products LLC, and Ronny Moser, Ph.D., of JBS United, Inc, as the AFIA Members of the Year. The two were honored during a ceremony at the AFIA Board of Directors dinner, held May 4 in Arlington, Va. The award is presented to AFIA members who exhibit …

AFIA, Ag Group, award, Feed

AFIA Supports White Paper on Livestock GHG Emissions

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association is in support of University of California, Davis, Professor Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., on the release of his white paper, “Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction.” The document dissects animal agriculture and other areas that produce greenhouse gas emissions, with the consensus that the livestock industry is not a driving force in climate change. …

AFIA, Ag Group, environment, Feed, Livestock

AFIA Response to Recent FSMA Transportation Rule

Jamie Johansen

In review of the Food Safety Modernization Act final rule on “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food,” the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) finds the FDA made changes requested by the animal food industry to provide flexibility but added some inconsistent exemptions to the rule. The cost of implementing these requirements remains high. FDA estimates $113 to $117 million …

AFIA, Feed, food safety, Nutrition, Policy, Transportation

AFIA Reaction to Food Safety Modernization Act

Jamie Johansen

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a press conference to provide their reaction to the Food Safety Modernization Act “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” final rule. The call featured staff experts Richard Sellers, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, and Leah Wilkinson, director of ingredients, pet food and …

AFIA, Ag Group, Feed, food safety