AFIA Congratulates President Biden, Vice President Harris

Arlington, VA — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) congratulates Joseph Biden, Jr. and Kamala Harris for assuming the duties of president and vice president respectively of the United States.

AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement today following the presidential inauguration in Washington:

“On behalf of our nearly 700 animal feed, pet food and ingredient manufacturing members across the country, we extend our best wishes to the Biden administration for a successful term in office. Our 944,000-strong workforce is the backbone of the U.S. food supply chain, keeping America’s livestock, poultry and pets fed, while generating nearly $300 billion in sales and over $22 billion in taxes to support local communities and state coffers.

“Now more than ever, we need a strategy that will curb the spread of COVID-19 and get our economy going and growing again; an efficient regulatory system that allows U.S. manufacturers to swiftly bring innovations that can improve animal health and nutrition to the marketplace; and trade policies that foster opportunities for growth and leadership abroad to maintain our competitive edge. We also look forward to working together on a science-based strategy for tackling climate change and improving rural infrastructure, including improving the connectivity of the rural communities responsible for keeping us fed in times of calm and crisis.

“Our country is facing tough challenges, but just as a farmer does not give up on farming after a difficult growing year, we will not give up in our belief that we can and will meet these challenges. We stand committed to partnering with the new Biden administration in being part of the solutions that will improve the lives of all Americans.”

About AFIA

Founded in 1909, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal food industry and its suppliers.

The organization’s membership is comprised of nearly 700 domestic and international companies that represent the total feed industry—manufacturers of commercial and integrated feed and pet food, ingredient suppliers, pharmaceutical companies, industry support and equipment manufacturers.

AFIA’s members manufacture more than 75% of the feed and 70% of the non-whole grain ingredients used in the country. AFIA is also recognized as the leader on international industry developments, and holds membership in the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF).

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