New USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator
Industry applauds as Doud recently confirmed
Gregg Doud announced as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Senate confirmed Doud yesterday following a lengthy discussion regarding surrounding trade issues affecting the animal food production industry.
“The need for continued and expanded market access into growing areas of the world is critical for the long-term success of the U.S. animal food manufacturing industry,” said AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman. “Doud has a strong background in agriculture, and we look forward to working with him on representing the industry’s interests in the ongoing discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement and the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.”
Mark your calendars for March 13-15, 2018, to attend the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) at the Omni Fort Worth hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 600 buyers and sellers of feed and pet food ingredients attend this annual event; it’s truly where business gets done! PISC offers industry experts the chance to exchange ideas and learn about issues affecting the industry.
For more information please visit http://www.cvent.com/events/afia-purchasing-and-ingredient-suppliers-conference/event-summary-a5d5ccd97bea42cc80f950d2ddcb4ed8.aspx
Why Traceability Matters
Our commitment to accuracy can make a big difference
Accurate traceability of ingredients allows pet food manufacturers to solve biosecurity problems more quickly and control health concerns about pet food safety, said Ken Wilson, PhD, head of technical services at Simmons Feed Ingredients, at Petfood Forum 2016. For example, in 2007, tracing melamine-comtaminated pet food led FDA to an ingredient supplier in China who was adulterating his products.
Product Spotlight – Pro+
Pro+ is a new high-quality nutritional supplement and protein source that improves pig and sow performance. It contains key nutrients including digestible sources of peptides, amino acids and trace minerals. When incorporated into a balanced diet, Pro+ drives feed intake, leading to optimal growth, condition and health.
Part 2 – THE ANIMAL FEED Industry’s 2030 VISION
Our reaction to the report
This past year, the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) launched its vision of the feed industry in 2030. In a six part series, we will breakdown what was in the report. We will comment on how we see Great Plains Processing (GPP) will fit into the prediction 18 years from now. As an expanding custom toll spray drying company with a diversified customer base both geographically and by species, GPP looks forward to serve our customers as best we can now and in the future. For more information on our expansion project and additional information about GPP – click here.