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?

June 13, 2019
New economic study shows combination of SNAP and WIC improves food security (news release)

June 13, 2019
Plastina publishes in Agricultural Systems (news brief)

June 10, 2019
Optimal Environmental Border Adjustments Under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Edward J. Balistreri, Daniel T. Kaffine, Hidemichi Yonezawa

June 10, 2019
Plastina, Zhang publish in Choices (news brief)

May 30, 2019
Neonicotinoids in U.S. Maize: Insecticide Substitution Effects and Environmental Risk
Edward D. Perry, GianCarlo Moschini

May 23, 2019
Lade, Keiser receive USDA-NIFA grant (news brief)

May 15, 2019
Moschini, Balistreri, Hayes, Zhang, and Li receive USDA-NIFA grants (news brief)

May 8, 2019
Presentation: Seven Things to Know about China to Understand the Trade War
Wendong Zhang
Farmer Mac Refresher Webinar

April 30, 2019
CARD researchers win three AAEA awards (news brief)

April 19, 2019
China ag center postdoc opening (news brief)

April 12, 2019
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2019
- Has Specialization Put a Limit on How Far Cattle Contracting Can Go?
- African Swine Fever in China: An Update
- The Yin and Yang of Agricultural Trade
- International Trade Policy: Insights from a General-equilibrium Approach

April 2, 2019
Do you remember? - Sergey Sotnikov
Years at CARD: 1992–2001

April 1, 2019
Jacobs selected as Global Food Challenge ambassador (news brief)

April 1, 2019
Jiang announced as winner of CARD PhD Dissertation Award (news brief)

March 28, 2019
Social Cost of Water Pollution Workshop; April 3-5, 2019
This workshop is intended to coordinate and encourage research and policy discussion of Integrated Assessment Models for water quality, and to push forward our understanding of the benefits and costs of water quality improvements.

March 7, 2019
Education Equity and Intergenerational Mobility: Quasi-experimental Evidence From Court-ordered School Finance Reforms
Minghao Li

March 6, 2019
Presentation: Land Ownership and Conservation: Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey
Wendong Zhang
State of Iowa Soil Conservation Committee, Des Moines, Iowa

February 15, 2019
Presentation: Trade War and Missed Trade Opportunities
Minghao Li
Altoona, Iowa

February 15, 2019
Presentation: Update on Iowa Farmland Market & U.S.-China Trade War
Wendong Zhang
Altoona, Iowa

February 12, 2019
Plastina, Lence publish in AJAE (news brief)

February 7, 2019
Presentation: "Governance with a Focus on Strategic Financial Management, Graduate Director Seminar"
Keri Jacobs
Nebraska Cooperative Council, Lincoln, NE

February 7, 2019
Presentation: Seven Things You Should Know About China to Understand the Trade War
Wendong Zhang
ASFMRA Iowa Chapter Annual Conference, Ames, Iowa

February 6, 2019
Presentation: 2018 Farm Bill
Alejandro Plastina
Estherville and Everly, Iowa

January 31, 2019
Presentation: "Co-op 101 and Director Basics, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, Cedar Falls, IA

January 30, 2019
Presentation: "Cooperative Financial Statements and Analysis, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, Storm Lake, IA


Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, June 13, 2019
"Midwest Flooding Will Cause Shortages of These Foods"
Chad Hart was interviewed for an article about flooding in the Midwest.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
"Numbers put current ag picture in perspective"
Wendong Zhang's research on Iowa farmland values was utilized in a Fort Dodge Messenger article.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
"Market demand for E15 looks to be modest"
Chad Hart was interviewed by AgriPulse about the market demand for E15.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
"US corn sees price bump following acre tumble in WASDE report"
Chad Hart was interviewed about the increase in corn prices after the USDA WASDE reported a drop in corn acres.

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