Candice Wilson serves as the graduate fellow in economics and ethanol for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the global use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including ethanol and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). In this capacity, Wilson offers staff assistance in modeling long-term demand to help identify trade opportunities for ethanol and helps to analyze trade policies that impact global sales of U.S. grains and grain products.
Prior to the Council, Wilson worked for Kansas State University as a graduate research assistant. There, she focused on both international and domestic agricultural trade policy issues with a specialization in Title I commodity programs in the 2014 Farm Bill. Wilson also served as an intern for USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service’s mission to the European Union in Belgium, where she researched and reported on a variety of issues that posed implications for U.S. agriculture including biofuels, trade and biotechnology.
Wilson holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Kansas State University.
Founded in 1960, the U.S. Grains Council works to promote exports of U.S. grains and related products through a network of 10 overseas offices and 30 in-country representatives. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture's profitability. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) through programs authorized in the U.S. farm bill.