Agnes Perez

Agricultural Economist
202-694-5255
acperez@ers.usda.gov

Briefly

Agnes Perez is an Agricultural Economist with the Crops Branch, Market and Trade Economics Division. She is the lead analyst for fruit and tree nut markets, including coordinating and preparing the Fruit and Tree Nuts newsletter, the Fruit and Tree Nut Data, and all other activities of the Fruit and Tree Nuts Market Outlook Program. 

Background

After completing her MS, Agnes joined ERS in September 1989. At ERS, she has previously served as a researcher (1994-95) with the Field and Specialty Crops Branch, examining and assessing the economic feasibility of developing commodity-specific multiple-peril crop insurance policies, and as a commodity analyst (1989-92) with the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Branch. Prior to ERS, she was a research assistant (1985-86) with the Agricultural Mechanization Development Program, University of the Philippines. 

Education

Agnes received a M.S. degree from the University of Delaware and a B.S. in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines.

Selected Publications

Perez. A. 2010-present. Fruit and Tree Nut Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Minor, T., and A. Perez. 2018. “Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruit Drives Increases Across Sectors,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. April.

Bond, J. and A. Perez. 2018. “Hurricane Irma Hits Florida’s Agricultural Sector,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. February.

Ge, H., S. Goetz, P. Canning, and A. Perez. 2018. "Optimal Locations of Fresh Produce Aggregation Facilities in the United States," International Journal of Production Economics 197:143-57.

Ge, H., P. Canning, S. Goetz, and A. Perez. 2018. "Effects of Scale Economies and Production Seasonality on Optimal Hub Locations: the Case of Regional Fresh Produce Aggregation," Agricultural Economics 49(2):157-69.

Perez, A. 2017. U.S. Cherries. FTS-365SA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. September.

Perez, A. 2016. U.S. Fresh-Market Apples. FTS-361SA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. March.

Perez, A. 2016. “A Bigger Piece of the Pie: Exports Rising in Share of U.S. Apple Production,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. July.

Low, S.A., A. Adalja, E.H. Beaulieu, N. Key, S. Martinez, A. Melton, A. Perez, K. Ralston, H. Stewart, S. Suttles, S. Vogel, and B. B.R. Jablonski. 2015. Trends in U.S. Local and Regional Food Systems, AP-068, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. January.

Plattner, K., A. Perez, and S. Thornsbury. 2014. “Seasonal Fresh Fruit Price Patterns Differ Across Commodities: The Case of Strawberries and Apples,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. October.

Plattner, K., A. Perez, and S. Thornsbury. 2014. Evolving U.S. Fruit Markets and Seasonal Grower Price Patterns, FTS-357-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. September.

Buzby, J., H.F. Wells, A. Kumcu, B-H Lin, G .Lucier, and A. Perez. 2010. Canned Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in the United States: An Updated Report to Congress. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, October.

Perez, A., and M. Ali. 2009. Specialized U.S. Fruit and Tree Nut Farm Production Expenses, FTS-337-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Lucier, G., S. Pollack, M. Ali, and A. Perez. 2006. Fruit and Vegetable Backgrounder, VGS-313-01, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, April.