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?

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

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 18, 2019
Center for China-US Agricultural Economics and Policy featured in STORIES (news brief)

January 3, 2019
Product Concentration and Usage: Behavioral Effects in the Glyphosate Market
Edward D. Perry, David A. Hennessy, GianCarlo Moschini

December 20, 2018
The 2018 Trade War: Data and Nascent General Equilibrium Analysis
Minghao Li, Edward J. Balistreri, Wendong Zhang

December 19, 2018
CARD hosts visitors from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (news brief)

December 12, 2018
Commodity Prices and Higher Interest Rates Drive Modest Farmland Value Loss (news release)

December 11, 2018
Wendong Zhang

December 5, 2018
ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 12 (news brief)

December 4, 2018
Presentation: Farm Safety Net
Alejandro Plastina
Invited Presentation to the 76th Annual Professional Agriculture Workers Conference organized by Tuskegee University. Opelika, Alabama.

November 29, 2018
New Agricultural Policy Review: Fall 2018
- World’s Largest Pork Producer in Crisis: China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak
- Using Markets to Balance Agricultural Expansion and Forest Conservation
- The Blessing and Curse of Productivity
- The Costs and Benefits of Nutrient Reduction Programs

November 28, 2018
Presentation: Land values and interest rates: will Iowa farms sink or swim?
Alejandro Plastina
2018 Integrated Crop Management Conference, Ames, IA

November 28, 2018
Plastina publishes in Journal of Applied Farm Economics (news brief)

November 27, 2018
Winters wins Hewings Award (news brief)

November 16, 2018
Presentation: What the Trade Disruptions with China Mean for Iowa and US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
2018 Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, Various Locations in Iowa

November 15, 2018
Moschini publishes in Land Economics (news brief)

November 6, 2018
CARD researchers featured prominently in AAEA “Members in the News” (news brief)

November 6, 2018
Keiser’s Clean Water Act study Science Editor’s Choice (news brief)

November 1, 2018
Presentation: China as the Leading Trade Partner of US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
89th ASFMRA Annual Conference, Chandler, AZ

October 31, 2018
Shr publishes in Ecological Economics (news brief)

October 29, 2018
2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership & Tenure Survey paper copy available for order (news brief)

October 29, 2018
Tang publishes in JEEM (news brief)

October 26, 2018
New tool helps farmers make cover crop decisions (news release)

October 19, 2018
Net Returns Calculator for Cover Crops Terminated with Herbicides
This decision tool is intended to help farmers who do not currently use cover crops evaluate the expected annual net returns to cover crop adoption under alternative scenarios.


Latest Media Contacts

Friday, February 8, 2019
"What Will it Take to Remain Competitive in the Swine Industry?"
Research by Lee Schulz was utilized in an article about profitability in the swine industry. Also appears in http://bit.ly/2Si0i9s.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
"Farmers, academic discuss farm bill in Everly"
A recent presentation by Alejandro Plastina was featured in an article by the Spencer Daily Reporter.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
"Economic study shows impact of tariffs to Iowa ag"
Chad Hart was interviewed by KCAU channel 9 about the effect of trade tariffs on Iowa's economy. Also appears in http://bit.ly/2td3btp, http://bit.ly/2td3btp, http://bit.ly/2SBtt6F, http://bit.ly/2GvhsJD, http://bit.ly/2HVT3iG, and http://bit.ly/2DZFTNI.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
"Ag and business groups urge tying loose ends in trade"
Pork industry research by Dermot Hayes was used in a Food Business News article about trade negotiations.

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