Catharine Weber

Agricultural Economist


Catharine Weber is an agricultural economist in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division at the Economic Research Service (ERS).


Catharine Weber joined ERS in November 2021 as an analyst for the specialty crops team in the Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. Prior to joining ERS, Catharine was an agricultural economist at SES, Inc., a consulting firm in Lenexa, Kansas. She was an accredited verifier of livestock methane digester projects, participating in California’s Cap-and-Trade Program. Catharine also served as a contractor with the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service, National Organic Program, Compliance & Enforcement Division. She was responsible for managing a team of contracted compliance specialists investigating organic fraud.


Catharine received her Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of South Alabama.

Professional Affiliations

Catharine is a member of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. Catharine is a California Air Resources Board-accredited verifier of greenhouse gas offset and low carbon fuel standard credits.

Selected Publications

Weber, Catharine, Laura McCann. “Adoption of Nitrogen-Efficient Technologies by U.S. Corn Farmers,” Journal of Environmental Quality 44:391-401, 2015.