Andrew Sowell

Agricultural Economist


Andrew Sowell is an agricultural economist in the Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division at the Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA. He has been the coordinator of the agency’s Wheat Outlook Program since June 2021 and is the author of the monthly ERS report Wheat Outlook. Previously, he was the coordinator of the Sugar and Sweeteners Market Outlook Program since joining ERS in August 2020.


Andrew worked for USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service from December 2011 to August 2020. During that time, he analyzed international markets for several different commodities—and most notably, served nearly 4 years as the Senior Wheat Analyst.


M.S. Purdue University, Agricultural Economics

B.S. Virginia Tech, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Selected Publications

Sowell, A. and G. Shively. 2012. “Economic and Environmental Impacts of Grafted Naranjilla.” Forests, Trees, and Livelihoods. Volume 21, Issue 1 (pages 30-43).

Alwang, J. and A. Sowell. 2010. “Socioeconomic factors affecting soil and water conservation in South America.” Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation, Chapter 18 (pages 305-319) in Ted Napier, ed. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge NY.