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?

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

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

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

June 29, 2018
ISU Survey: Iowa’s Farmland Owners Continue to Age (news release)

June 28, 2018
Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey 1982–2017: A Thirty-five Year Perspective
Wendong Zhang, Alejandro Plastina, Wendiam Sawadgo

June 28, 2018
The Missing Benefits of Clean Water and the Role of Mismeasured Pollution
David A. Keiser

June 28, 2018
Presentation: 2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey
Wendong Zhang and Alejandro Plastina
ISU Alumni Center

June 26, 2018
China’s Agricultural Import Potential
Minghao Li, Wendong Zhang, Dermot J. Hayes

June 21, 2018
Presentation: What Does a Trade War with China Look Like?
Wendong Zhang and Chad Hart
Iowa Institute of Cooperatives Summer Workshop Huxley, Iowa


Latest Media Contacts

Saturday, September 15, 2018
"Farmers, lenders express concern for drawn-out trade war"
Chad Hart was interviewed for an article about the US-China trade war.

Friday, September 14, 2018
"Market Analysis-Chad Hart"
Chad Hart was interviewed for an Alternative Economics story about the current crop report and Hurricane Florence.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
"United States Pork Exports To Australia Could Double If Barrier Lifted"
Dermot Hayes was interviewed for a WNAX Radio segment about US pork exports to Australia.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
African Swine Fever: 16 Chinese Cases and Counting
Research by Dermot Hayes was used in an article about the swine fever outbreak in China.

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