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 oilseeds market research and analysis and contributing to the monthly Oilseeds Outlook and Oilseeds Yearbook.


Bryn joined ERS in June 2021 after graduating from Kansas State University with a 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. Until September 2023, she studied domestic and international wheat markets and contributed to the monthly Wheat Outlook and Wheat Data products. Her current research focus is on domestic and international oilseeds markets and on developing projections in preparation for the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.


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

Selected Publications

Janzen, J., Swearingen, B. & Yu, J. (2023, July 17). Ad hoc government payments caused farmers to store more grain. Farmdoc daily (13), 131.

Janzen, J.P., Swearingen, B., & Yu, J. (2023, September). Buying time: The effect of Market Facilitation Program payments on the supply of grain storage. Journal of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, 2 (3), 370–385.

Janzen, J., & Swearingen, B. (2020, November 25). Changes in US grain storage capacityFarmdoc daily (10), 204.