Senior commodity analysts of the World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) chair Interagency Commodity Estimates Committees. The committees develop crop production forecasts each month for major foreign producing countries, and supply and demand estimates for the United States and the world. They also review and approve forecasts and analytical reports issued by member agencies, to ensure that all USDA forecasts are consistent and objective.
Four USDA agencies are represented on the committees: the Economic Research Service, the Foreign Agricultural Service, the Farm Service Agency, and the Agricultural Marketing Service. Current committee members are included in each World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.
Wheat Committee: Jerry Norton: 202-720-5912
Rice Committee: Andrew C. Aaronson: 202-720-5791
Feed Grains Committee: Jerry Norton: 202-720-4205
Oilseeds Committee: Keith Menzie: 202-720-7394
Cotton Committee: Carol Skelly: 202-720-9805
Sugar Committee: John Love: 202-720-5912
Meat Animals Committee: Shayle Shagam:202-720-2126
Poultry Committee: Shayle Shagam: 202-720-2126
Dairy Committee: Shayle Shagam: 202-720-2126