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美国饲料工业协会发布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, contactVictoria Broehm, AFIA’s director of communications.

AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year
January 29, 2020
AFIA/Feedstuffs Name Koch Farms as 2019 Feed Facility of the Year

美国饲料工业协会and Feedstuffs congratulate Koch Farms of Morton, Miss., for being named the 2019 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, announced that the mill won the award during AFIA’s Feed Production Education Program, held today at the International Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

ByLacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Grateful for Secured Future with Animal Food Industry's Largest Trading Partners
January 29, 2020
AFIA Grateful for Secured Future with Animal Food Industry's Largest Trading Partners

美国饲料工业协会(AFIA) thanks President Trump and his administration for their vision of a 21st century trade agreement and their persistence that culminated in President Trump’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Honors Industry Professionals with Inaugural Friend of Pet Food Awards
January 28, 2020
AFIA Honors Industry Professionals with Inaugural Friend of Pet Food Awards

美国饲料工业协会is pleased to announce Gail Kuhlman, Ph.D., of Mars Petcare and Kate Shoveller, Ph.D., of the University of Guelph as the recipients of the inauguralFriend of Pet Food Award. The awards were presented at AFIA’s 2020Pet Food Conference, in conjunction with theInternational Production & Processing Expo, happening this week in Atlanta, Ga.

ByLacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
AFIA Announces 2019 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners
January 23, 2020
AFIA Announces 2019 Feed Facility of the Year Category Winners

美国饲料工业协会and Feedstuffs are proud to announce the four category winners for the 2019Feed Facility of the Year (FFY)program. AFIA congratulates Western Milling of Goshen, Calif., as the winner of the commercial dry livestock feed plant category; Koch Farms of Morton, Miss., as the winner of the integrator category; Quality Liquid Feeds of Menomonie, Wis., as the winner of the liquid feed plant category; and Trouw Nutrition of Nesoho, Mo., as the winner of the premix manufacturing plant category.

ByLacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
USMCA is a Big Win for the U.S. Animal Food Industry
January 16, 2020
USMCA is a Big Win for the U.S. Animal Food Industry

美国饲料工业协会congratulates and thanks Congress on the long-awaited passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. animal food manufacturing industry depends on the free-trade access it enjoys with Canada and Mexico, which has allowed exports of feed ingredients, feed and pet food to more than quadruple since the North American Free Trade Agreement’s (NAFTA) implementation, growing from roughly $669 million in 1993 to over $3.2 billion today.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Animal Food Industry Applauds Phase One Trade Agreement with China
January 15, 2020
Animal Food Industry Applauds Phase One Trade Agreement with China

美国饲料工业协会(AFIA) commends and congratulates the administration on the signing of a historic phase one trade agreement with China. The U.S. animal food manufacturing industry faces a number of challenges in this market, including those which have restricted any new U.S. feed additive and premix products to be exported to China since 2011 and those which restrict U.S. feed products with ruminant-origin ingredients and a number of poultry-derived ingredients. This agreement directly addresses these constraints by streamlining and facilitating a facility registration process for feed additives, premixes and compound feed, as well as lifting the poultry and ruminant ban for animal food products. AFIA looks forward to working with industry and the appropriate U.S. government agencies to facilitate implementation.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Efforts Secure Additional Funding for CVM Ingredient Approvals
December 20, 2019
AFIA Efforts Secure Additional Funding for CVM Ingredient Approvals

美国饲料工业协会(AFIA) applauds the passage of bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year. The legislation, expected to be signed into law by President Trump today, not only averts a midnight deadline to shut down the government, but also achieves a very important AFIA policy priority to increase funding for animal food ingredient approvals.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
AFIA Applauds House Passage of USMCA
December 19, 2019
AFIA Applauds House Passage of USMCA

美国饲料工业协会(AFIA) congratulates the bi-partisan passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today by the U.S. House of Representatives.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2020 Meetings & Events
December 16, 2019
Mark Your Calendars for AFIA's 2020 Meetings & Events

美国饲料工业协会has released its 2020 schedule of conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open atafia.org/events.

ByLacie Dotterweich, Communications Coordinator
Statement Regarding Confirmation of FDA Commissioner
December 12, 2019
Statement Regarding Confirmation of FDA Commissioner

美国饲料工业协会appreciates Congress’ decision today to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration. AFIA looks forward to working with Commissioner Hahn, as FDA is the main agency regulating the animal food industry.

BySarah Novak, Vice President of Membership and Public Relations