Deputy Administrator, Office of Global Analysis
Foreign Agricultural Service
US Department of Agriculture
Bob Riemenschneider is the Deputy Administrator, Office of Global Analysis, in the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of USDA, a position he has held since 2010. His office is responsible for overseeing FASís work in commodity and trade analysis, including global agricultural production, supply and demand estimates, international biofuels analysis, and crop condition assessments based on satellite imagery.
Prior to his current assignment, he was FAS Deputy Administrator for the Office of Negotiations and Agreements where he coordinated FASís overall trade policy positions, led USDAís efforts in negotiating multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements and monitored compliance with those agreements. Previously, he was the Director of the Grain and Feed Division of FAS where he oversaw FAS's work in the areas of foreign commodity analysis and market development for grain and grain products, and provided the analytical support for those commodities in the operation of USDA's export programs, market promotion activities and trade policy initiatives.
He joined the Foreign Agricultural Service in 1975 and has worked in the trade policy and commodity programs areas, as well as a tour as U.S. Agricultural Attache at the American Embassy in Paris. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agricultural Economics from Rutgers University. He is a native of Bel Air, Maryland, where he grew up on the family dairy farm.
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