CGFA is a nonprofit agricultural trade association which has served the grain and feed industry since 1924. Although a pioneer, the association has remained "youthful" in its approach and activities by emphasizing future needs rather than past accomplishments.
The National Renderers Association (NRA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, was formed in 1933 as the professional organization of the rendering industry.
The rendering and its ancillary support industry has ecologically and economically processed more than 48 billion pounds of animal by-products. Rendering represents the most successful and efficient recycling effort in the world today.
AFIA, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909, AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments.
RENDER is published bi-monthly in association with the National Renderers Association as a public service to the North American and global rendering industry. RENDER strives to promote the exchange of ideas and information on management, operations, research and development, environmental control, quality assurance and marketing between all facets of the rendering and associated industries.
The Animal Protein Producers Industry (APPI) has been a standing committee of the National Renderers Association since the two organizations merged in 2006. It was established in 1984 to promote and heighten the production and manufacture of safe animal by-products by improving the microbiological and chemical quality of feed fat and animal proteins, to develop and disseminate educational materials and conduct seminars on controlling biological, chemical and physical hazards.