Patrick Westhoff

Director and Howard Cowden Professor
(573) 882-4647
WesthoffP@missouri.edu

Patrick Westhoff is the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri (FAPRI-MU) and the Howard Cowden Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the MU Division of Applied Social Sciences.

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.

Dr. 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 staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

He joined FAPRI-MU in 1996 and has worked on a range of projects in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.


  • Most Recent FAPRI Publications

    • Patrick Westhoff, Abigail Meffert. "2021 Missouri Farm Income Outlook." FAPRI-MU Report #02-21.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Seth Meyer. "Baseline Update for U.S. Farm Income and the Farm Balance Sheet." FAPRI-MU Report #05-20.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Seth Meyer, Jarrett Whistance, Julian C.R. Binfield, Sera Chiuchiarelli, Hoa T.K. Hoang, Wyatt Thompson, Abigail Meffert, Youngjune Kim. "2020 August Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets." FAPRI-MU #04-20.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Scott Gerlt, Jarrett Whistance, Youngjune Kim, Julian C.R. Binfield, Seth Meyer. "Baseline Update for U.S. Agricultural Markets." FAPRI-MU #03-20.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Seth Meyer, Julian C.R. Binfield, Scott Gerlt. "Early Estimates of the Impacts of COVID-19 on U.S. Agricultural Commodity Markets, Farm Income and Government Outlays." 2020, April FAPRI-MU Report #02-20.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Seth Meyer. "November 2019 U.S. Crop Price Update." 2019, November FAPRI-MU Bulletin #04-19.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Seth Meyer. "October 2019 U.S. Crop Price Update." 2019, October FAPRI-MU Bulletin #03-19.
    • Jarrett Whistance, Seth Meyer, Wyatt Thompson, Patrick Westhoff. "Implications of Renewable Fuel Standard Waivers and Exemptions on Biofuel and Agricultural Markets." 2019, September.
    • Scott Gerlt, Patrick Westhoff. "FAPRI-MU Stochastic U.S. Crop Model Documentation." 2019, September.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Scott Gerlt, Jarrett Whistance, Julian C.R. Binfield, Sera Chiuchiarelli, Hoa T.K. Hoang, Wyatt Thompson, Seth Meyer. "2019 Baseline Update for International Dairy, Livestock and Biofuel Markets." FAPRI-MU Report #04-19.
  • Most Recent Outside Publications

    • Tracy Davids, Ferdi Meyer, Patrick Westhoff. "Impact of Trade Controls on Price Transmission between Southern African Maize Markets." Agrekon, 56(3), 223-232.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Wyatt Thompson. "Four Indicators that Explain World Grain and Oilseed Market Developments." Agribusiness: An International Journal, 33(2), 274-278. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/agr.21502/full.
    • Patrick Westhoff, Scott Gerlt, Joseph W. Glauber. "Farm Program Elections, Budget Costs and the WTO." Additional Notes: Choices, 30(3): 1-6. 2015. Available at http://www.choicesmagazine.org/choices-magazine/submitted-articles/farm-program-elections-budget-costs-and-the-wto.
    • Joseph W. Glauber, Patrick Westhoff. "The 2014 Farm Bill and the WTO." American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 97(4), 1-11. May 2015. Available at http://ajae.oxfordjournals.org/content/97/5/1287.
    • Patrick Westhoff. "Price Projections and Farm Bill Program Choices: Adding FAPRI-MU Projections to the Mix." Farmdoc Daily, 5(26).
    • Seth Meyer, Julian C.R. Binfield, Patrick Westhoff. "Technology Adoption Under US Biofuel Policies: Do Producers, Consumers or Taxpayers Benefit?." (2012, January). European Review of Agricultural Economics, 39(1), 115-136.
    • Wyatt Thompson, Seth Meyer, Patrick Westhoff. "What to Conclude about Biofuel Mandates from Evolving Prices for Renewable Identification Numbers." (2011, January). American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(2), 481-487.
    • Patrick Westhoff. "The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices." Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: FT Press/Pearson Education, 2010. Korean and Chinese translations published in 2011.
    • Wyatt Thompson, Seth Meyer, Patrick Westhoff. "The New Markets for Renewable Identification Numbers." Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 32(4), 588-603. (doi:10.1093/aepp/ppq021).
    • William H. Meyers, Patrick Westhoff, Jacinto Fabiosa, Dermot J. Hayes. "The FAPRI Global Modeling System and Outlook Process." Journal of International Agricultural Trade and Development, 6(1), 1-19.