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?

November 18, 2016
Do you remember? - Mindy Mallory
Years at CARD: 2006–2009

November 15, 2016
ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 13 (news release)

November 8, 2016
Presentation: What are financially successful farms doing differently?
Alejandro Plastina
Presented at the Pro-Ag Meetings, Spencer and Le Mars, Iowa.

November 2, 2016
New Agricultural Policy Review: Fall 2016
- Succession Planning, Perceived Obstacles, and Attractions for Future Generations Entering Beef Cattle Production
- Fuel Price Impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard
- Forward Contracting by Iowa Corn Producers: Connecting Hedging with Price Movements
- Of Maize and Markets: China’s New Corn Policy
- For Ag, It’s Mostly Good News on the Demand Front

October 31, 2016
Presentation: Report to the ISU Farm Financial Stress Task Force
Alejandro Plastina
Urbandale, Iowa

October 28, 2016
Zhang to administer 2016 land value survey (news brief)

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)

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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

June 21, 2016
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2016
- The Yield Response to Nitrogen: Subjective Belief Bias in Nitrogen Management
- Crude Oil Prices and US Crop Exports: Exploring the Secondary Links between the Energy and Ag Markets
- Reducing Antibiotic Use in Animal Production Systems
- Research Needs and Challenges in the Food, Energy and Water System: Findings from an NSF Funded Workshop

June 10, 2016
CARD researchers to join EPA study (news brief)

June 8, 2016
TTIP and Agricultural Trade: The Case of Tariff Elimination and Pesticide Policy Cooperation
Bo Xiong, John C. Beghin

May 25, 2016
Gonzalez-Ramirez delivers Loras College commencement speech (news brief)

May 20, 2016
89th annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference a success (news brief)

May 20, 2016
Policy Shocks and Market-Based Regulations: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard
Gabriel E. Lade, C.Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Aaron Smith

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Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Trump's Ag Seceratary will signal policy direction
President-elect Trump's pick for Secretary of Agriculture will signal how his cabinet feels about ag policy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Meat prices may be lower in time for holidays
Numerous signs in the hog, cattle, and turkey industries point to lower meat prices.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
WIC and potatoes
Helen Jensen discusses potatoes in the WIC program.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Demand, dollar, and South American crop driving soybean market
Demand from China, the strength of the dollar, and the South American harvest are all factors in US soybean demand.

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