The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has been named administrator of the US technical advisory group (US TAG) for ISO/TC 293, Feed Machinery. The US TAG serves as the committee responsible for coordinating the US position on ISO standards related to machinery for animal feed.

Established earlier this year, ISO/TC 293 will oversee the development of international standards for individual machines, processing systems, environmental protection, and specific technical requirements of feed machinery used in processing mills.

TC/293 was established despite formally expressed concerns by various US organizations that questioned its need. Engagement through the US TAG is now crucial to ensuring US interests are represented. Those with the expertise and interest in participating in the work of the US TAG are encouraged to contact Scott Cedarquist (; 269/932-7031) for more information.

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