Wilma V. Davis

Agricultural Economist


Wilma Davis is an agricultural economist in the Crops Branch of the Market and Trade Economics Division at the Economic Research Service (MTED-ERS).


Wilma Davis joined ERS in August 2020 as a vegetable and pulse market analyst in the Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division—with her primary role coordinating the Vegetables and Pulses Outlook Report. Prior to joining ERS, she served as a Risk Management Specialist and Team Lead at the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA). She was responsible for managing, revising, and implementing agricultural risk management and crop insurance programs from 2006 to 2020 for various programs—such as Pulse Crop Revenue, California Citrus Tree, and the Quarantine Endorsement programs. While at RMA from 2008 – 2014, Wilma also served as an economist—responsible for researching, analyzing, and developing price election forecasts for various crops such as raisins, sugar beets, sugar cane, dry peas, lentils, macadamia trees, and apples. Prior to joining RMA, she served as an Agricultural Marketing Specialist at the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in the Storage Contract Branch, Bulk Commodities Division. Her primary role was team lead administering commodity storage contracts under the Sugar Storage Agreement and supporting the other lead specialist managing the Uniform Grain and Rice Storage Agreement.


Wilma received her M.S. degree in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University and B.S. degree in Agricultural Business from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Selected Publications

Lucier, Gary and Wilma Davis, Vegetables and Pulses Outlook, VGS-365, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, December 17, 2020.