Nearly 60 members of the American Feed Industry Association’s board of directors met to discuss issues of mutual concern and make their concerns known to legislators during the annual spring meeting near Washington, D.C., USA.

On May 16, board members visited Capitol Hill and members of Congress to publicize the association's positions on proposed legislation that would impact the feed and feed ingredient industry.

Also at the spring meeting, the American Feed Industry Association's board recognized William C. Barr, Bill Barr & Company, for his leadership as chairman over the past year, and promoted Alan B. Gunderson, Vita Plus, to chairman. The board also voted to accept the nomination of Jeff Cannon, Diamond V Mills, as the association's chairman-elect to succeed Gunderson in May 2013.

In addition to electing 16 new board members, the executive committee also elected six new members: Bill Braman, Chr. Hansen; Gary Cooper, Cooper Farms Inc.; Diane Loiselle, Hill’s Pet Nutrition; Paul Phillips, Maxi-Lift; Chad Risley, Lucta USA Inc.; and Dean Warras, Prince Agri Products Inc.

The association's next board of directors meeting will be held October 24-25, in Sausalito, California, USA.