Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville is a PhD student in the Agricultural and Resource Economics department. His dissertation research centers on the economics of dairy farm practices and feed technologies to reduce cattle methane emissions. Other work focuses on the economic and resource consequences of by-product feeds in dairy rations and the economic impact of anaerobic digesters on dairy farms. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Glasgow and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Reading. Before moving to Davis, Scott worked for agribusinesses in the United Kingdom and volunteered for agricultural associations such as the Scottish Association of Young Farmers, the Moredun Institute, and the National Sheep Association of Scotland.

Recent Publications

Somerville, Scott, Daniel A. Sumner, James Fadel, Ziyang Fu, Jarrett D. Hart, and Jennifer Heguy. “By-Product Use in California Dairy Feed Has Vital Sustainability Implications.“ARE Update 24(2) (2020): 5–8. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

Somerville, Scott, Jarrett Hart, and Daniel A. Sumner. 2021. “Economics of By-Product Feeds in Dairy Rations, With Implications for Resource Use and Environmental Consequences.” Paper presented at AAEA annual meeting, Austin TX, 1-3 August. 10.22004/ag.econ.312824

Sumner, Daniel A., Tristan M. Hanon, and Scott Somerville. “Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Western Dairy Industry.” Western Economics Forum 19(1):33-50.

Sumner, Daniel A., Carlyn Marsh, Quaid Moore, Scott Somerville and Josué Medellín-Azuara. 2021. “California Farms Adjust to Drought.” ARE Update 25(1): 6–9. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

Sumner, Daniel A., Elizabeth A. Fraysse, Scott Somerville, and Josué Medellín-Azuara. 2021. “Drought Impacts on California Farm Revenue and Prices.” ARE Update 25(1): 10–12. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.

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