Capitol Hill Briefing: USDA ERS economists present research on trade, food safety, and nutrition policy
USDA ERS economists present research on
trade, food safety, and nutrition policy
Monday, June 25, 2018
In the House of Representatives:
12:00 noon ET 1302 Longworth House Office Building
*Chick-fil-A lunch will be served*
In the Senate: 2:30pm, 328-A Russell Senate Office Building
NC-FAR and the Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics will be hosting a seminar featuring the Economic Research Service (ERS), the intramural economic research agency within the REE Mission Area. Dr. Mary Bohman, Administrator of the Economic Research Service will be joined by senior economists to present research on trade, food safety, and nutrition economics. They will also shed light on the important data, economic statistics, and collaborations that allow for such research and analysis to be done in service to our nation.
- Moderator: Mary Bohman, Ph.D. is ERS Administrator, and has served in various management positions within ERS for the past 2 decades. Other public-sector positions held include details to the White House OSTP and to USDA's Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Ag Services.
- Panelist: Steven Zahniser, Ph.D. is an Agricultural Economist in the Market and Trade Economics Division, focusing on agricultural trade among Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., renegotiation of NAFTA, prospects for U.S.-Colombia agricultural trade, and hired farm labor in the U.S. and Mexico.
- Panelist: Travis Minor, Ph.D. is the Cross-Commodity Analyst for Specialty Crops in the Market and Trade Economics Division. Prior to ERS, he was Associate Director for Economics with FDA. His research focuses on food safety systems, farm structure and output, consumer health outcomes, and policy analysis.
- Panelist: Joanne Guthrie, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Nutritionist in the Food Economics Division. She previously worked with FDA and at several USDA agencies.