Underscoring our commitment to knowing the marketplace, Faegre Baker Daniels is a member of a number of industry associations. We take our commitment to the industry very seriously and give of our time and resources to attend national trade events, speak at trade association conferences and write for their publications.
Agribusiness Association of Iowa
AAI’s membership consists of professional ag businesses that supply feed, seed, crop protection chemicals, grain, fertilizer, equipment and other agriculture products. As the strongest voice for the agribusiness industry on capital hill, AAI represents over 1,000 ag retail and wholesale locations in Iowa. An additional 140 affiliate members include banks, insurance, testing labs, associations and other services to the industry.
Agricultural Retailers Association
Serving as the ag retail and distribution industry’s voice, the Agricultural Retailers Association advocates before Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure a profitable business environment for members.
American Agricultural Law Association
The American Agricultural Law Association (AALA) is the only national professional organization focusing on the legal needs of the agricultural community. Crossing traditional barriers, it offers an independent forum for investigation of innovative and workable solutions to complex agricultural law problems. This role has taken on greater importance in the midst of the current international and environmental issues reshaping agriculture and the impending technological advances which promise equally dramatic changes.
American Meat Institute
AMI is a national trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey in the US and their suppliers throughout America. Headquartered in metropolitan Washington, DC, AMI keeps its fingers on the pulse of legislation, regulation and media activity that impacts the meat and poultry industry and provides rapid updates and analyses to its members to help them stay informed. In addition, AMI conducts scientific research through its Foundation designed to help meat and poultry companies improve their plants and their products. The Institute’s many meetings and educational seminars also provide excellent networking and information-sharing opportunities for members of the industry.
American Seed Trade Association
Seeds are the foundation of human and animal life on earth—the foods we eat, the fibers we wear, and most of the products we use in our daily lives are created from a seed. As the delivery mechanism for new plant technologies and varieties, seed is also the crux of agriculture. ASTA’s motto, “First-the Seed,” expresses the basic premise that underlies the seed industry:There is no substitute for quality seed—a fact of life dating back to the early settlers who knew it as the difference between survival and disaster. Quality seed is essential for growing quality crops. ASTA’s mission is to be an effective voice of action in all matters concerning the development, marketing and free movement of seed, associated products and services throughout the world. ASTA promotes the development of better seed to produce better crops for a better quality of life.
Established in 1933, CropLife America represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States. CropLife America’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
Food and Drug Law Institute
The Food and Drug Law Institute is a non-profit membership organization providing a marketplace for discussing food and drug law issues through conferences, publications and member interaction.
International Dairy Foods Association
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: Milk Industry Foundation (MIF) National Cheese Institute (NCI) International Ice Cream Association (IICA)
International Foodservice Manufacturing Association
To shape the future of foodservice by creating an environment for positive change and actionable solutions benefiting manufacturers and their foodservice channel partners.
International Franchise Association
IFA represents all aspects of the franchise community and works to protect, enhance and promote franchising.
Iowa Biotechnology Association
The Iowa Biotechnology Association (IBA) was formed in 1994 to advance opportunities in Iowa for the improvement of the human environmental and economic well-being through the development and application of value-added technologies in the life sciences. Working cooperatively, the members hope to enhance the ability to commercialize new technologies in a timely manner and reduce the lead time for deployment. Activities of the association are designed to give companies doing business in Iowa an edge in delivering timely new products to consumers through the sharing of ideas regarding the transfer and development of technologies.
Minnesota AgriGrowth Council
The MAGC represents members from all areas of Minnesota’s food and agriculture sectors, working together as one to promote the good of all directly and indirectly involved in Minnesota’s agriculture business. Since its founding in 1968, our non-profit non-partisan organization has sought to define common goals among the agribusiness industry and organizations, family farmers, and the service sectors that support them.
National Grain and Feed Association
The National Grain and Feed Association, founded in 1896, is a broad-based, non-profit trade association that represents and provides services for grain, feed and related commercial businesses.
National Pork Board
The National Pork Board harnesses the resources of all producers to capture opportunity, address challenges and satisfy customers.
U.S. Egg & Poultry
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is the world’s largest and most active poultry organization. We represent the entire industry as an “All Feather” association. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies. Formed in 1947, the association has affiliations in 27 states and member companies worldwide.