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Economic Impact

The Institute for Feed Education and Research commissioned Decision Innovation Solutions, an economic research and analysis firm, in early 2017 to conduct a first-ever economic analysis of the U.S. animal feed and pet food manufacturing industry. The recently completed study found that in 2016, the U.S. animal food manufacturing industry contributed $297.1 billion in total U.S. sales, including roughly $102 billion in value-added contributions; over $22.5 billion in local, state and national taxes; and over 944,000 jobs. Download the full report here and see the national handout.

Click on a state below to see the animal food manufacturing industry’s contribution to that that state and to drill down further by congressional district. Click here to see more infographics and social media graphics. For questions on the data, contact Rob Cooper, IFEEDER's executive director.