Travis Minor

Economist
202-694-5333
travis.minor@usda.gov

Briefly

Travis Minor is the Cross-Commodity Analyst for Specialty Crops (which includes fruits and vegetables) with the Crops Branch in the Market and Trade Division of US Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service (ERS). Travis joined ERS in October 2016 after working for seven years as an Associate Director for Economics with the US Food and Drug Administration. His current research focuses on food safety systems, farm structure and output, consumer health outcomes, and policy analysis. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009.

Background

Travis joined ERS in October 2016 after working for 7 years as an Associate Director for Economics with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Education

Travis received his Ph.D. in Economics from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009.

Professional Affiliations

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA)

American Society of Health Economists (ASHE)

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA)

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

Selected Publications

Minor, Travis (later with Broderick Parr and Jennifer Bond) 2017 till present. Vegetable and Pulses Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

Astill, Gregory, Travis Minor, and Suzanne Thornsbury. 2019. “Changes in U.S. Produce Grower Food Safety Practices from 1999 to 2016” Food Control 104(October):326-332.

Restrepo, Brandon and Travis Minor. 2019. “New National Menu Labeling Provides Information Consumers Can Use To Help Manage Their Calorie Intake” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. October.

Restrepo, Brandon and Travis Minor. 2019. The Association Between Restaurant Menu Label Use and Caloric Intake. ERR-259, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, October.

Astill, Gregory, Travis Minor, Suzanne Thornsbury, and Linda Calvin. 2019. U.S. Produce Growers' Decisionmaking Under Evolving Food Safety Standards, EIB-210, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, June.

Minor, Travis and Jennifer Bond. 2019. “Imported Greenhouse Tomatoes From Mexico Illustrate the Growing Diversity in Fresh-Market Tomatoes” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, May.

Baskins, Sarah, Jennifer Bond, and Travis Minor. 2019 Unpacking the Growth in Per Capita Availability of Fresh Market Tomatoes, VGS-19c-01. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, March.

Minor, Travis, Claudia Hitaj, Fred Kuchler, Sharon Raszap Skorbiansky, Brian Roe, and Suzanne Thornsbury. 2019. “Exploring Food Loss from Farm-to-retail in the Produce Industry,” Choices, Quarter 1.

Astill, Gregory, Travis Minor, Linda Calvin, and Suzanne Thornsbury. 2018. “New Survey Results Highlight Variation in Food Safety Practices Prior to the Produce Rule” Amber Waves, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, August.

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

Perez, A., G. Ferreira, and T. Minor. 2017. Fruit and Tree Nuts Outlook, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. September.

Minor, T., and M. Parrett. 2017. "The Economic Impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s Final Juice HACCP Rule," Food Policy 68:206-13.

Minor, T. 2017. “Newly Updated ERS Data Show 2016 Production, Trade Volume, and Per Capita Availability of Vegetables and Pulses,” Amber Waves. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service. August.

Marasteanu, I., and T. Minor. 2017. "Foodborne Outbreaks and Farm Structure: an Examination of Vegetable and Melon Farming," International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics 5(4):41-61.