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Terry Barr

Title: Senior Director of Industry Research, Knowledge Exchange Division

Organization: CoBank

Location: Washington, D.C.

Years with Farm Credit: 4

Potential Interview Topics: Agricultural economics; Finance and financial policy; Economic outlook; Commodity research; global economy

Terry Barr, a nationally recognized agricultural economist, is senior director for CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division, an information- and knowledge-sharing initiative created in 2009. Knowledge Exchange draws on the expertise and insights of customers, experts within the bank and people from across the Farm Credit System to develop industry-specific strategic information and research.

Previously, Mr. Barr served as chief economist for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NCFC, Terry held several positions during a 14-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served as chairman of the World Agricultural Outlook Board, which is responsible for coordinating USDA's commodity forecasts and for publishing its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. He also served in the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture as director of economic analysis, where he prepared economic analyses and assessments of the impacts of alternative farm policy options and decisions. Mr. Barr holds a doctorate in economics from Washington State University.

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