Feedstuffs in Focus

Special Report: Frontline observations from animal food industry in COVID-19 battle

Episode Summary

Leah Wilkinson from the American Feed Industry Assn. describes what the animal food industry is doing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including efforts to safeguard employee and customer health, and keep animals fed across the country.

Episode Notes

Flatten the curve. That is the term of the day as the nation responds to the spread of COVID-19, a deadly virus of concern to human lives, particularly the elderly and immune compromised.

The staff at the American Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA) has been actively monitoring developments and working to get the animal food industry’s voice heard in the many regulatory and policy discussions taking place.

In this episode, Feedstuffs editor Sarah Muirhead talks with Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s vice president of public policy and education, to find out how the industry has been preparing for COVID-19. Among other things, they discuss what animal food manufacturers are doing to protect the health of their employees and their customers while continuing to keep our livestock, poultry and companion animals fed. 

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, AFIA has launched a members-only webpage to help member companies prepare facilities & staff to respond to the emerging public health threat. It can be found at afia.org/coronavirus.

This is a third in a series on agriculture and COVID-19. 

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