Bryan Lohmar

US Grains Council 丨Director for China

Dr. Bryan Lohmar serves as the director in China 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 DDGS. In this capacity, he identifies and addresses all relevant trade, technical and policy-related factors relevant to building and maintaining the market for U.S. grains and co-products in China. Prior to the Council in 2012, Lohmar was Director for economic research for Bunge China, where he was responsible for coordinating the internal supply, demand and trade estimates for grains, oilseeds and sugar for China.  Before joining Bunge, Lohmar served as an economist at the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), where he specialized in China issues. He also served as an adjunct professor of econometrics at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. 

Lohmar’s research covers a wide variety of topics related to China’s agricultural and food markets including land tenure, farm labor allocation, grain marketing policy, water scarcity, trade liberalization, food safety, urban food consumption issues and livestock production issues. His research is published in academic journals, USDA reports, book chapters and other publications, and has been presented at numerous academic and professional conferences in the United States, China and other countries. Lohmar holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California Davis.