Bryn Swearingen

Agricultural Economist


Bryn Swearingen is an agricultural economist for the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division at USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS). Her primary responsibilities include wheat market research and analysis, and contributing to the monthly Wheat Outlook and Wheat Data products.


Bryn joined ERS in June 2021 after graduating from Kansas State University with an M.S. in Agricultural Economics. As a graduate research assistant, she analyzed grain storage trends and how government policies have impacted producer storage behavior over time. Her current research focus is on domestic and international wheat markets, and developing projections in preparation for the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.


Bryn received both an M.S. and B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University.

Selected Publications

Janzen, J.P., Swearingen, B., and Yu, J.. 2023. Buying Time: The Effect of Market Facilitation Program Payments on the Supply of Grain Storage. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. 1–16.

Swearingen, Bryn. Buying time: the effect of Market Facilitation Program payments on the supply of grain storage. Thesis. 2021.

Janzen, J., and B. Swearingen. "Changes in US Grain Storage Capacity." farmdoc daily (10):204, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, November 25, 2020.