Meyer named new USDA chief economist

December 16, 2020

Dr. Seth MeyerSeth Meyer ('95 MS economics) will be returning to the Department of Agriculture to assume the position of chief economist.

Meyer takes the place of Rob Johansson, who has held the position since 2015 and plans to depart USDA at the end of January and accept a position as the associate director of economics and policy analysis at the American Sugar Alliance.

“This is a challenging time for the food and agricultural sector. I’m quite honored to be asked to rejoin USDA as Chief Economist,” Myer said in a USDA statement. “I look forward to serving the American public and USDA’s many stakeholders and constituencies.”

Read the Dec. 16 AgriPulse story.