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.

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October 15, 2018
Firm Internal Network, Environmental Regulation, and Plant Death
Jingbo Cui, GianCarlo Moschini

October 8, 2018
Clean Water Act improves water quality, creates modest changes in housing values (news release)

October 5, 2018
China’s Agricultural Import Potential
This June Policy Brief is important in relation to current events.

September 24, 2018
CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruption Impacts on Iowa's Economy (news release)

September 19, 2018
The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy
Edward J. Balistreri, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes, Minghao Li, Lee Schulz, David A. Swenson, Wendong Zhang, John M. Crespi

September 18, 2018
Presentation: Who Owns, Buys and Rents Farmland Today? (Webinar)
Wendong Zhang, LeeAnn Moss
Ames, Iowa

September 18, 2018
Shr receives IWC grant (news brief)

September 12, 2018
Presentation: Minnesota and Dakota Land Values, and Tariff Impacts on US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
Minneapolis, MN

September 11, 2018
Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University (news release)

September 4, 2018
Artz, Schulz awarded at 2018 AAEA annual meeting (news brief)

August 22, 2018
Do Farmers Adopt Fewer Conservation Practices on Rented Land? Evidence from Straw Retention in China
Li Gao, Wendong Zhang, Yingdan Mei, Abdoul G Sam, Yu Song, Shuqin Jin

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August 22, 2018
Jensen to retire after 33 years with CARD (news brief)

August 16, 2018
Iowa State Economist says marketing boards should take note of a recent US Supreme Court decision (news brief)

August 14, 2018
IAM for water quality workshop to be held April 3-5, call for papers open (news brief)

August 9, 2018
Gassman receives NSF grant (news brief)

August 2, 2018
New publication by Xia, Crespi, and Dhuyvetter examines cattle contracts and market power (news brief)

July 25, 2018
Technology Adoption and the Agricultural Supply Response Function
Guilherme DePaula

July 25, 2018
Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment
Gabriel E. Lade

July 25, 2018
The Distributional Impact of Climate Change in Brazilian Agriculture: A Ricardian Quantile Analysis with Census Data
Guilherme DePaula

July 25, 2018
Lade testifies before House subcommittee (news brief)

July 24, 2018
Jacobs appointed to Choices editorial council (news brief)

July 24, 2018
NAS report identifies most promising breakthroughs to improve US food and agriculture systems (news brief)

July 19, 2018
Study: Air Pollution Negatively Associated with U.S. National Park Visitation (news release)

July 13, 2018
Jacobs, Hayes, Li published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics (news brief)

July 5, 2018
Presentation: Consolidation and Producer Impacts in U.S. Ag Co-ops: Is Bigger Better?
Keri Jacobs
ICA 2018 Research Conference, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

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Latest Media Contacts

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"Iowa Republicans Embrace Trump During E15 Rally"
Chad Hart was interviewed by Iowa Public Radio about President Trump's adjustment to E15 rules.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
"As ethanol boosters celebrate sales restriction end, skeptics doubt it will help farmers"
Sebastien Pouliot was interviewed by Minnesota Public Radio about the Trump Administration's adjustment to E15 rules.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018
"Clean Water Act dramatically cut pollution in U.S. waterways"
Research by David Keiser was utilized in a Phys.org article about the efficiency of the Clean Water Act.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
"In Iowa, Trump says he kept his E15 promises, claims Democrats would 'end ethanol'"
Chad Hart was interviewed for a Des Moines Register article about President Trump's expansion of E15.

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