The Feeding the Economy food and agriculture industries economy study represents the impact of a very broad combination of industries, but special recognition is given to those below who helped make this study and website possible. We encourage you to look deeper into each sector.

“Viewing this report from the COVID-19 perspective, one can see that our efforts to keep the food production and distribution infrastructure operating efficiently is critical to both human and economic needs. Regrettably, the report also shows the substantial economic impact of our nation’s restaurants and their related businesses being virtually shut down by the need for social distancing.”

John Bode, President & CEO, Corn Refiners Association

“99.4 percent of American households buy and enjoy frozen foods. Frozen food companies and every worker in the supply chain take pride in providing nutritious, affordable meal options that help feed families in ways that allow them to enjoy variety, have more time together and reduce food waste.”

Alison Bodor, President and CEO of the American Frozen Food Institute

“The nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry supports more than 3 million jobs that generate $159 billion in wages and $620 billion in overall economic impact. From our dairy farms, to the processors, truck drivers, equipment and packaging makers, all the way to the dairy case stockers at your local grocery store, the people who make up the U.S. dairy industry are the world’s best at delivering safe, nutritious dairy foods to consumers everywhere.”

Michael Dykes, CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association