Jennifer K. Bond

Agricultural Economist


Jennifer Bond is an agricultural economist with the Crops Branch, Markets and Trade Economics Division, and currently coordinates the Wheat and Pulses Outlook programs.  Jennifer joined ERS in July, 2012 and began working with the Feed Grains and Vegetable and Pulses Outlook teams, later also coordinating the Agency’s Pollinator Health Research Team from 2013 to early 2016. During her career, Jennifer has worked on topics ranging from commodity market analysis, consumer demand, cooperatives, industrial organization, agricultural finance, and pollinator health. 


Prior to joining ERS, Jennifer was a faculty member in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at Colorado State University (2005-2012). 


Jennifer received her Master’s (2003) and Ph.D. (2008) from the University of California, Davis and a B.S. in Agribusiness from Texas A&M University.

Professional Affiliations

Jennifer is a member of Agricultural and Applied Economics Association

Selected Publications

Bond, J., and O.Liefert. 2014-present. Wheat Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Capehart, T., J. Bond, and E. Allen. 2012-2014. Feedgrains Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Parr, B., J. Bond, and T. Minor. 2015-2018. Vegetable and Pulses Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Lee, H, A. Champetier, D. Sumner, and J. Bond. May/June 2017.” Bee-conomics Revisited: A Decade of New Data Is Consistent with the Market Hypothesis,” ARE Update 20(5) May/June 2017.

Bond, J., E. Allen, T. Capehart, and J. Hansen. 2015. “U.S. Sorghum Markets in Transition: Trade Policies Drive Export Volumes.” USDA-ERS Feature Article. Feed Outlook, September 2015.

Bond, J., C. Osteen, K. Plattner, and M. Jekanowski. 2014. “An Economic Valuation of Honey Bees in the U.S.” Report to Congress.

Bond, J., T. Capehart, E. Allen, and G. Kim. 2015. “Boutique Brews, Barley, and the Balance Sheet.” USDA-ERS Feature Article. Feed Outlook, January 2015.

Bond, J., and A. Jerardo. 2014. “An Overview of U.S. Honey Markets.” USDA-ERS Special Feature Article. Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook. October 2014.

Bond, J, K. Plattner, and K. Hunt. 2014. “U.S. Pollination Services Market.” USDA-ERS Special Feature Article. Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook: Economic Insight. September 2014.

Keeling Bond, J., and S. Bhuyan. 2011. “Industry Leaders’ Perspective on Communicating the Cooperative Value Package,” Choices 26(3), 3rd quarter.

Keeling Bond, J. 2009. “Cooperative Financial Performance and Board of Director Characteristics: A Quantitative Investigation,” Journal of Cooperatives. 22:22-44.

Keeling Bond, J., C. Carter, and R.J. Sexton. 2009. “A Study in Cooperative Failure: Lessons from the Rice Growers Association of California,” Journal of Cooperatives 23:71-86.

Keeling Bond, J., D. Thilmany, and C. Bond. 2009. “What Influences Consumer Choice of Fresh Produce Purchase Location?” Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. 41(1):61-74.