The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2017-18 annual report today, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.
“Reflecting on this past year, IFEEDER has continued to take on exciting new projects that are aligned with both the needs of the industry and the mission of the Institute,” said Paul Phillips, 2017-18 chair of the IFEEDER Board of Trustees. “We have also focused a significant amount of time and energy into enhancing our consumer communications, which ultimately focus on preserving consumer choice and protecting the animal food industry’s image and license to operate.”
The annual report provides details on several IFEEDER projects initiated over the past fiscal year, including:
- A first-of-a-kind study that details the animal food manufacturing industry’s economic contribution to local, state and national economies;
- A report that benchmarked the amount of animal feed consumed by livestock, poultry and aquaculture in the United States;
- Two consumer-driven studies on animals raised without antibiotics and under certain poultry production practices; and
- Progress on the industry’s global sustainability efforts.
In addition to the project updates, the annual report details IFEEDER’s support of two scholarship 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 2018-19 fiscal year.