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.
As we look at this new administration we see that there are some opportunities there but also some areas of challenge,” said Newman. Those challenges include Food Safety & Modernization Act regulations as well as efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in animal production.
Newman says they are pretty pleased with the selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary. “He’s the first secretary of agriculture who comes with both a degree of veterinary medicine and grew up on a farm,” he said. Interview with Joel Newman, President/CEO, AFIA