Grain Milling & Processing


Feeds: Associations and Organizations

United States International Other National
United States
  American Feed Industry Association
The only national organization devoted exclusively to providing strong, highly qualified leadership representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the animal feed and pet food industries and their suppliers.
  American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
An educational & scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering in the development of efficient & environmentally sensitive methods of producing food, fiber, timber, & renewable energy sources for an ever-increasing world population.
  American Society of Animal Science
A professional organization for animal scientists designed to help members provide effective leadership through research, extension, teaching and service for the dynamic and rapidly changing livestock and meat industries.
  Animal Food and Feeds
A safe animal feed supply helps ensure healthy animals and people. To that end, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, and manages the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) medicated feed and pet food programs. The links from this page provide information for complying with federal regulations concerning animal feeds and informational updates to keep interested parties informed on current issues.
  Association of American Feed Control Officials
To provide a mechanism for developing & implementing uniform & equitable laws, regulations, standards & enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, distribution & sale of animal feeds. Promotes new ideas & innovative procedures for adoption.
  Distillers Grains Technology Council
A non-profit organization that stresses the importance of utilization of distillers co-products in animal feeds.
  National Grain and Feed Association
Represents and provides services for grain, feed and all related commercial interests. Association activities are focused on the growth and economic performance of U.S. agriculture.
  Nebrask Grain & Feed Association
A non-profit state trade association with members of the grain, feed and allied industry. The association serves the Nebraska grain and feed industry in the regulatory, legislative, technological and educational sectors.
  Pacific Northwest Grain and Feed Association
A non-profit organization to organize, promote & serve the mutual needs of firms in the processing, handling & merchandising of grain, feed, & other agricultural commodities within the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon & Washington.
  Poultry Science Association
A professional organization consisting of approximately 3500 educators, scientists, extension specialists, administrators and producers who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.
  U.S. Wheat Associates
Develops export markets on behalf of American wheat farmers, for all classes of U.S. wheat. Working in more than 100 countries, USW offers information, education and assistance to buyers, millers, bakers, traders, and government officials in all export markets. The site is available in English, Chinese, Spanish and French.
  United Soybean Board
The Board is composed of 62 farmer-directors, representing all U.S. soybean-producing states, who are appointed by the secretary of agriculture. Funded by half the soybean checkoff funds, the USB focuses on international marketing, domestic marketing, new uses, production research and communications.
  American Association of Cereal Chemists International
An interntaional non-profit organization of members who are specialists in the use of cereal grains in foods. This association publishes Cereal Chemistry and Cereal Foods World as well as books on grain and food science.
  Association des Amidonneries et Feculiers
The trade association which represents the interests of the European cereal starch industry both at the European and international level.
  FEFAC, European Feed Manufacturers' Federation
FEFAC consists of national associations from EU Member States as full members and of an increasing number of observer members from non-EU countries. FEFAC is the only independent spokesman of the European Compound Feed Industry at the level of the European Institutions. FEFAC holds observer status in CODEX Alimentarius.
  Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)
Made up of international grain and feed traders, the association has been in existence for 128 years and currently has members in over 80 countries. Its aim is to promote and protect the interests of its Members in the trade of grain, animal feed, pulses and rice worldwide.
  International Feed Industry Federation
Established in 1987 to bring together national and regional feed associations and federations and all others involved in the production of compound animal feeds. IFIF membership comprises three groups: National associations; corporate/commercial members (suppliers to the feed trade); feed-related organisations.
  International Feed Safety Alliance
A joint project, initiated by AIC of the UK, FEFAC, OVOCOM of Belgium, PDV of the Netherlands, and QS of Germany, to combine the experience of existing feed ingredients assurance programmes into one programme that can operate across the world with one set of standards.
Organisers of the leading & most important feed industry trade fairs & conferences all over the world. In addition, also promote student exchanges, support research projects & publications and maintains contacts with & supports feed miller associations.
Other National
  Canadian Grain Commission/Commission canadienne des grains
Information on all Canadian grain, pulse and oilseeds commodities, how grain is handled, grade standards, issues regarding the Canadian grain industry, and, information on the GRL (list of publications, texts of conference presentations, etc.). Has links to many other sites and Canadian organizations.
  Grain Producers of Australia
Created to foster a strong, innovative, profitable, globally competitive and environmentally sustainable grains industry in Australia, GPA strives to establish a strong independent national advocate for grain producers based on a rigorous and transparent policy development process; engage all sectors of the Australian grains industry to ensure operation of the most efficient and profitable grain supply chain; and facilitate a strategic approach to Research, Development and Extension (RDE) intended to deliver sound commercial outcomes from industry research.
  Home Grown Ceral Authority (UK)
HGCA's mission is to improve the production and marketing of UK grain, to increase its competitiveness in UK and overseas markets. To achieve this, HGCA provides market information, promotes exports, helps in the development of products using UK cereals and funds research and development on behalf of the UK arable industry.


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