David Olson is an agricultural economist with the Crops Branch of USDA’s Economic Research Service. He is a contributor to the Feedgrains and the Sugar & Sweeteners outlook programs, with a focus on industrial uses for these commodities.
Prior to joining ERS, David worked as a Research Assistant with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at Michigan State University.
David earned his M.S. degree in Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University.
David is a member of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).
Olson, David and Thomas Capehart. 2019. “Dried Distillers Grains (DDGs) Have Emerged as a Key Ethanol Coproduct” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, October.
Capehart, T., O. Liefert, and D. Olson. 2018-present. Feedgrains Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
McConnell, M., and D. Olson. 2018-present. Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.