Dan Milkove works on a wide variety of tasks related to USDA's annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), but his primary responsibility is to prepare the ERS versions of Phase III (Farm Business and Farm Household Information). This involves activities such as defining variables used by researchers, and running diagnostic programs to try to enhance the accuracy of the data. Dan also participates in many other aspects of past, current, and future ARMS surveys, including reading and commenting on drafts of questionnaires and related survey materials, and helping to edit data at NASS.
Before joining the Resource and Rural Economic Division to work with ARMS, Dan spent many years at ERS as a financial economist studying rural credit financial institutions. He primarily analyzed commercial bank data to investigate issues such as credit availability and the effects of financial deregulation.
Dan received a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Purdue University. He also received a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Wechsler, S. and D. Milkove. 2017. "Genetically Modified Alfalfa Production in the United States," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Fernandez-Cornejo, J., S. Wechsler, and D. Milkove. 2016. "The Adoption of Genetically Engineered Alfalfa, Canola and Sugarbeets in the United States," EIB-163, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Jones, C. and Daniel Milkove. 2010. "Measures of Farm Household Well-Being Tell Different Stories," Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
Jones, C., D. Milkove, and L. Paszkiewicz. 2010. "Farm Household Well-Being: Comparing Consumption- and Income-Based Measures," ERR-91. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.