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 18, 2017
Depaula joins CARD as faculty member (news brief)

October 10, 2017
Kling, Keiser receive NRCS grant (news brief)

October 10, 2017
Farm service agency announces ARC, PLC payments (news release)

October 9, 2017
Moschini gets lead article in AJAE (news brief)

October 6, 2017
Wang joins CARD as visiting scholar (news brief)

September 22, 2017
Shr, Tang join CARD as postdoctoral research assistants (news brief)

August 14, 2017
CARD ag tour provides up-close view of farming (news brief)

August 4, 2017
Presentation: Partial budgets for cover crops in Midwest row crop farming
Alejandro Plastina
Conservation Infrastructure (CI) - Cover Crops Working Group, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation - West Des Moines, IA

August 1, 2017
Presentation: Iowa Farm Financial Conditions
Alejandro Plastina
2017 AAEA Extension Track Session on Financial Conditions of Midwestern Farms. Chicago, IL.

July 20, 2017
Do you remember? - Edward Yu
Years at CARD: 2005–2008

June 27, 2017
Lence, Hayes article awarded (news brief)

June 16, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2017
- US Export Beef Competitiveness: Do Cattle Inventories Matter?
- Ag Trade and Trade Agreements
- Cover Crop Adoption Decisions in Iowa: Insights from an In-Person Survey
- Redistribution or Public Good: Which Direction for the New Farm Bill?
- Four Reasons Why We Aren’t Likely to See a Replay of the 1980’s Farm Crisis

June 9, 2017
USDA publishes leafy greens report (news brief)

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Latest Media Contacts

Monday, October 16, 2017
“Farm service agency announces ARC, PLC payments”
ARC and PLC payment amounts have been announced by the Farm Service Agency.

Friday, October 13, 2017
“Capacity, demand bolster meat prices”
“The combination of strong demand and increasing pork packing capacity should help the livestock industry work through large meat supplies this fall and winter.”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Farmers may hold new corn crop longer
New crop corn is still being harvested, but Chad Hart says prices may not be good enough to induce farmers to sell.

Monday, October 9, 2017
How Iowa became an agricultural powerhouse
Iowa Public Radio examines how Iowa became the agricultural powerhouse that it is today.

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