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Christopher McGath

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5579
Email: cmcgath@ers.usda.gov

Briefly:

Christopher McGath is an Agricultural Economist in ERS and has been with the agency since 1987. His first responsibility was the estimation of farm sector production expenses at the U.S. and State level. Since 1997, he has had principal responsibility for calculating farm income forecasts. As part of his duties in these positions, he composes narratives of estimates and forecasts of production expenses that are published on the ERS website. He also coordinates short-term farm income estimates with the ERS long-run Baseline and works closely with members of NASS on various stages of the ARMS, Phase III.



Education:

Christopher holds a B.S.B.A. in Economics from Ohio State University. He has also completed course requirements for a Masters degree in Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.



Selected Publications:

Harris, M., Erickson, K., Johnson, J., Morehart, M., Strickland, R., Gibbs, R., Ahearn, M., Covey, T., Bagi, F., Brown, D., McGath, C., Vogel, S., Williams, R., Dillard, J., Agricultural Income and Finance Report, 2008, U.S. Department of Agriculture, December 2008, 74 pp.

Strickland, R., McGath, C., Dillard, J., Covey, T., Vogel, S., Vines, P., Williams, R., Farm Sector Income and Balance Sheet Forecast: November 2008 (superceded webpage), U.S. Department of Agriculture, November 2008.

Strickland, R., McGath, C., Dillard, J., Covey, T., Vogel, S., Harris, M., Williams, R., Erickson, K., Net Farm Income Forecast To Be $71.2 Billion in 2009 (superceded webpage), U.S. Department of Agriculture, February 2009.

Strickland, R., Covey, T., McGath, C., Vogel, S., Williams, R., Harris, M., Erickson, K., Farm Sector Income and Balance Sheet Forecast Update: August 2009 (superceded webpage), U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Covey, T., Dillard, J., McGath, C., Strickland, R., Morehart, M., Vogel, S., Erickson, K., Williams, R., Harris, M., "USDA Outlook for the 2009 U.S. Farm Economy", PowerPoint presented at 2009 USDA Outlook Forum.

Dillard, J., McGath, C., Covey, T., "Farm Income Methodology, Data Sources, and Applications". Presented to South African Federal Reserve Board representative, Washington, DC, April 22, 2009. Presented to Bulgarian Agriculture Ministry Delegation, Washington, DC, July 13, 2009.

 

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