The association learned today of the passing of one of its founding members, David Rothschild. The association sends its deepest sympathies to David’s family and friends. Mr. Rothschild not only was a founder of the AFOA but also a longtime member and he also served as Executive Director for a period of time. […]
The next AFOA Board of Directors Meeting is set for Saturday, March 16 at 4 pm in Scottsdale, AZ. The meeting will be held in Salons 5-6 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa.
This year, we have a new Program Committee Chairman, John Reynolds with Neste. He has asked for volunteers to help serve on the committee. This committee will be putting together our 2019 Annual Meeting to be held October 16-17 in Chicago at the Drake Hotel. Please let John Reynolds know directly or the AFOA Executive […]
The Principals of Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz (OFW Law) are pleased to welcome John Dillard as a Principal of the firm. John joined OFW Law as an associate in 2012 and is in the firm’s Agriculture, Food, Litigation, and International Trade practice. In this role, he has counseled and represented food manufacturers, restaurants, farming […]
The health benefits of coconut oil have been challenged by the American Heart Association and other organizations in recent years The Falling CoconutCoconut oil prices have fallen as demand has taken a hit.Source: World Bank .a metric ton2016’17’187008009001,0001,1001,2001,3001,4001,5001,6001,7001,8001,900$2,000 May 2016x$1,439.50 a metric ton 40 Comments By Lucy Craymer Updated Jan. 7, 2019 2:55 a.m. […]
The presentations that have been provided have been uploaded to the website under the 2018 AFOA Annual Meeting Tab. Several have been requested but not received. They will be added as they are received. Please look for an email with a survey evaluation regarding request for your feedback on the 2018 Annual Meeting.
Stephen Borstad Service Information Former AFOA board member Stephen “Steve” Borstad, age 65, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at the Riverside Church in Hutchinson. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson. […]
Tallow Export Rule 31 Amendment: RESOLVED, that the second paragraph of Rule 31 of this Association’s Trading Rules for Animal Tallow and Grease: Export Contract be, and it hereby is, amended to read as follows, effective December 1, 2015. “Should shipment be delayed by fire, strike, lockout, riot, revolution, prohibition to export or any executive […]
Section of report attached The attached is an excerpt from a publicly available document . The attached is not the full document, but rather the section that contains the summary. The following is a link to the Surface Transportation Board website that contains the full discussion regarding this new proposed law: http://www.stb.dot.gov/decisions/readingroom.nsf/WebDecisionID/42239?OpenDocument#_ftnref19