Leadership in Economic Analysis to Improve Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Policy

The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development was founded at Iowa State University in 1958 to address problems, especially unintended consequences, in agricultural policy. Founding director Earl Heady brought quantitative analysis to the study of agricultural policy at CARD, a scientific approach for measuring different policy options.

What’s New?

October 21, 2016
Carriquiry named to National Academy of Medicine (news brief)

October 21, 2016
Iowa State University professors named to environmental protection agency scientific advisory committee (news brief)

October 21, 2016
Economic Effects of Standard-Like Nontariff Measures: Analytical and Methodological Dimensions
John C. Beghin, Bo Xiong

October 18, 2016
Study shows whole grains lead to wholesale changes in WIC (news brief)

September 30, 2016
Production and Spatial Distribution of Switchgrass and Miscanthus in the United States under Uncertainty and Sunk Cost
Jerome Dumortier, Nathan S. Kauffman, Dermot J. Hayes

September 20, 2016
CARD researchers to study water quality benefits with EPA grant (news brief)

September 20, 2016
Gonzalez-Ramirez accepts position at Manhattan College (news brief)

September 20, 2016
Kling, Valcu published in AJAE (news brief)

September 13, 2016
Moschini, Perry co-author Science Advances article on GE crops and pesticide use (news brief)

September 12, 2016
Do you remember? - Simla Tokgoz
Years at CARD: 2002–2009

August 10, 2016
Assessing Food Security in Ethiopia with USDA ERS’s New Food Security Modeling Approach
Karen Thome, Birgit Meade, Stacey Rosen, John C. Beghin

July 19, 2016
The Optimality of Using Marginal Land for Bioenergy Crops: Tradeoffs between Food, Fuel, and Environmental Services
Adriana M. Valcu-Lisman, Catherine L. Kling and Philip W. Gassman

June 24, 2016
Do you remember? - Mike Helmar
Years at CARD: 1984–1996


Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Falling food prices good for consumers but not farmers
Falling food prices have been good for consumers, but are putting farmers under more stress.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Crop progress report shows corn, soybean consistency
USDA crop progress report shows 73% of corn and 74% of soybeans rated as good or excellent.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Origin Agritech opens Des Moines office
The Chinese company is looking to move into creating technology and strategies for other seed companies.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Egg, pork, beef prices expected to decline
Egg, pork, and beef prices are all expected to decline despite an estimated overall increase in food prices.

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