Seth Meyer joined the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) in June 2013 and is primarily responsible for domestic agriculture policy analysis. Before joining the OCE, Seth spent the last two years as a part of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) in the Global Perspectives Studies Unit, examining the long term drivers of agriculture demand and the allocation of productive resources to meet that growing demand.
Prior to that, Seth spent twelve years as a researcher and faculty member with the University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), analyzing policies affecting grains and oilseed markets, cotton, biofuels and agricultural commodity transportation.
He has authored numerous publications on these subjects including several examining U.S. biofuel Policy and has spent time as an invited researcher at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines, the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS) in Tsukuba, Japan and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN-FAO) in Rome, Italy. Seth grew up in Eastern Iowa and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri.