ARLINGTON, Va. – Oct. 22, 2020 – The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2019-20 annual report this week, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.
“The research and education work IFEEDER does to provide the facts in the face of all the misinformation and marketing hype being done today must continue. No matter what part of the animal food industry you are in, we all benefit from IFEEDER’s work,” said Bruce Crutcher, 2019-20 IFEEDER chair. “The research and education that it provides allows each of us to learn and grow. It helps each of us to make our businesses a little bit better than they were the year before. And it helps build trust and understanding of the feed industry’s role in producing safe, nutritious and affordable animal protein.”
The annual report provides details on several IFEEDER projects initiated over the past fiscal year, including:
• launching the Global Feed LCA Institute;
• supporting responsible agricultural communications;
• evaluating African swine fever biosecurity risks at feed mills; and
• quantifying the pet food industry’s contribution to the U.S. economy.
In addition to the project updates, the annual report details IFEEDER’s support of two funds – the Kenny Berg Research and Education Fund and the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee’s Scholarship Fund – and its priorities for the 2020-21 fiscal year, including developing an industry-wide sustainability roadmap, analyzing swine disease transmission through a dynamic modeling tool and examining the economic and sustainability impacts of non-genetically modified livestock and poultry feed. The report is available at ifeeder.org/annual-report.
Founded in 2009 by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Institute for Feed Education and Research is a 501 (c)(3) public charity and is a critical link in the ever-evolving food supply chain. Serving as a champion for the animal food industry, IFEEDER supports critical education and research initiatives that ensure consumers have access to a safe, healthy and sustainable food supply. IFEEDER focuses its work in two primary areas: funding critical animal feed and pet food research to support AFIA’s legislative and regulatory positions, and developing appropriate messaging for policymakers, consumer influencers and stakeholders which highlights the industry’s positive contributions to the availability of safe, wholesome and affordable food, and the preservation of our natural resources.
Institute For Feed Education and Research
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