Todd Hubbs

Cross Commodity Analyst


Todd Hubbs is a cross commodities analyst for the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Economics Division.


Todd joined ERS in 2020. His research focuses on factors influencing commodity prices and on the development of forecasting models. Prior to coming to ERS, he served as a professor of crop marketing and outlook at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught numerous courses at the undergraduate level and has extensive experience in crop outlook analysis.


Todd received a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University.

Professional Affiliations

Todd is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

Selected Publications

Kuethe, T., and T. Hubbs. 2020. “Credit Booms and Financial Instability in U.S. Agriculture,” Agricultural Finance Review 80(1).

Kuethe, T., T. Hubbs and D. Sanders. 2018. “Evaluating USDA’s Net Farm Income Forecast,” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 43(3):547-468.

Hubbs, T., and T. Kuethe. 2017. “A Disequilibrium Evaluation of Public Intervention in Agricultural Credit Markets,” Agricultural Finance Review 77(1):37-49.

Kuethe, T., and T. Hubbs. 2017.“Bankers’ Forecasts of Farmland Values: A Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation,” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 49(4):617-633.