John Newton, Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. John Newton is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Agricultural Commodity Markets, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. His research interests lie in utilizing micro and macro level data to perform commodity market outlook, forecast prices, and analyze risk management strategies for commercial agriculture.
Dr. Newton's work in the agricultural sector spans over the last decade. From 2004 to 2014 he worked for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service as an Agricultural Economist working on issues relating to risk management and Federal farm income support programs. While serving in this role Dr. Newton had the prestigious opportunity to work as a 2013 fellow on the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. Thereafter, he served a detail with the USDA Office of the Chief Economist providing policy insight for the 2014 Farm Bill.
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, he received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics, a M.A. in macroeconomics, and a M.S. in agricultural economics all from The Ohio State University.

Mailing Address:

John Newton

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

307 B Mumford Hall

1301 W. Gregory Drive

Urbana, IL 61801

Phone Number:

(217) 300-1051