Gary Lucier

Agricultural Economist


Gary Lucier is an economist in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division, at the Economic Research Service (MTED-ERS).


Gary Lucier joined ERS in 1980 as a farm finance analyst, responsible for developing and carrying out USDA's Farm Income and Finance Forecasting Program. This analysis included model development, monthly and long-term outlook, and policy impact analysis. In 1987, he became team leader for vegetable analysis in the Specialty Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. In 2011, Gary served as the primary contact in USDA for vegetable and melon market analysis and was the coordinator of the Vegetables and Melons Outlook Report (formerly the Vegetables and Specialties Situation and Outlook Report). Following stints as a consultant and a brief retirement, Gary returned to ERS in a temporary part-time role in 2019, as a specialty crops market analyst and advisor.


M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno, 1980.

B.S., Food and Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1977.