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?

April 21, 2017
Ramirez wins CARD PhD Dissertation Award (news brief)

April 17, 2017
CARD hosts sustainability symposium (news brief)

April 12, 2017
Hayes named Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor (news brief)

April 6, 2017
Iowa State Ag Econ/Policy ranks #3 worldwide (news brief)

April 3, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2017
- Past and Future of Farm Bill Payments
- Motorists’ Willingness to Pay for E85 versus E10
- International Trade Has Been Major Source for Strengthening Prices
- Hospital Closure and Hospital Choice: How Hospital Quality and Availability will Affect Rural Residents

March 28, 2017
The effectiveness of incomplete and overlapping pollution regulation: Evidence from bans on phosphate in automatic dishwasher detergent
Alex Cohen, David A. Keiser

March 24, 2017
Presentation: Farmland Leasing Trends
Alejandro Plastina
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraiser – Iowa Chapter. Spring Seminar. March 22. Ames, IA.

March 8, 2017
Do you remember? - David W. Brown
Years at CARD: 1956

March 2, 2017
Presentation: Farm Financial Outlook
Alejandro Plastina
NACM Heartland - National Agriculture Retail. Credit Exchange Group. Ankeny, IA

February 17, 2017
Presentation: Insights for Improved Participation in the Delivery of Corn Stover to Cellulosic Ethanol Plants
Keri Jacobs
C-FARE and USDA OCE hosted discussion at the National Press Club, Washington, DC

February 16, 2017
CALS Sustainability Symposium
April 13, 2017, Scheman Building, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

February 1, 2017
Presentation: Consolodation and Competition in Ag: Are These Game Changers
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Chapter of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ Annual Meeting

January 27, 2017
Do you remember? - Steven Sonka
Years at CARD: 1968–1975

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January 21, 2017
Presentation: Managing Margins in 2017
Alejandro Plastina
12th Farming for the Future Conference, Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, Qualtiy Inn Hotel, Ames, IA

January 20, 2017
Land Quality Perceptions in Expert Opinion Surveys: Evidence from Iowa
Wendong Zhang, Michael D. Duffy

January 19, 2017
Heterogeneous Preferences for Water Quality Attributes: A Discrete Choice Experiment of Lake Erie Recreational Anglers
Wendong Zhang, Brent Sohngen

January 18, 2017
Intellectual Property Rights and the Ascent of Proprietary Innovation in Agriculture
Matthew S. Clancy, GianCarlo Moschini

January 12, 2017
Consequences of the Clean Water Act and the Demand for Water Quality
David A. Keiser, Joseph K. Shapiro

January 9, 2017
NASEM committee recommends WIC changes (news brief)

January 5, 2017
Presentation: Agricultural Land Management and Downstream Water Quality: Insights from Lake Erie
Wendong Zhang
2017 Crop Advantage Series, Okoboji and Davenport, Iowa

January 4, 2017
Do you remember? - Chris Azevedo
Years at CARD: 2000–2003

January 4, 2017
Presentation: What’s Going On in China: Corn, GMO, Crop Insurance, and High-Speed Rails
Wendong Zhang
2017 Crop Advantage Series, Sheldon and Okoboji, Iowa

December 19, 2016
Impact on Merchant Refiners and Blenders from Changing the RFS Point of Obligation
Bruce A. Babcock, Gabriel E. Lade, Sebastien Pouliot

December 15, 2016
Fuel Subsidy Pass-Through and Market Structure: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard
Gabriel E. Lade, James Bushnell

December 13, 2016
Farmland Values Show Historic Third Year of Decline (news release)

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Latest Media Contacts

Monday, April 17, 2017
Soybeans catching up to corn in Iowa
Corn is still the dominant crop in Iowa, but soybeans are starting to catch up.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Canada’s pork exports get boost from dropping ractopamine
Canada’s pork sector is seeing a boost in exports after farmers quit using ractopamine.

Friday, April 7, 2017
How NAFTA renegotiation could affect Iowa
Chad Hart discusses how a NAFTA renegotiation could affect Iowa on Iowa Public Radio.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Farmers optimistic about China trade
Farmers are reportedly optimistic about trade deals with China, despite White House rhetoric.

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