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Patrick Westhoff is the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri–Columbia and a professor in the MU department of agricultural and applied economics.

He is a native of Manchester, Iowa, where he grew up on the family dairy farm. He has a B.A. in political science from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of Texas, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Iowa State University.

Westhoff served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala from 1979-81, and later worked with FAPRI at Iowa State University. From 1992-1996, he served as an economist with the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition, and Forestry.

He joined FAPRI at the University of Missouri in 1996, and has worked on a range of projects in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Westhoff is the author of The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices, published in 2010 by FT Press.


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