Andrew Sowell

Agricultural Economist


Andrew Sowell is an Agricultural Economist in the Crops Branch, Markets and Trade Economics Division at the Economic Research Service, USDA. He has been the Coordinator of the agency’s Sugar and Sweeteners Market Outlook Program since September 2020, and is author of the monthly ERS report Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook.


Andrew worked for USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service from December 2011 to August 2020. During that time, he analyzed international markets for several different commodities, and most notably, served nearly four years as Senior Wheat Analyst.


M.S. Purdue University, Agricultural Economics

B.S. Virginia Tech, Agricultural and Applied Economics

Selected Publications

Sowell, Andrew and Gerald Shively. 2012. “Economic and Environmental Impacts of Grafted Naranjilla.” Forests, Trees, and Livelihoods. Vol. 21, Issue 1 (pp. 30-43).

Alwang, Jeffrey and Andrew Sowell. 2010. “Socioeconomic factors affecting soil and water conservation in South America.” Chapter 18 (pp. 305-319) in Ted Napier, ed Human Dimensions of Soil and Water Conservation. Nova Science Publishers. Hauppauge NY.