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?

January 19, 2018
Dermot Hayes featured in article series (news brief)

January 12, 2018
Lade publishes in AJAE (news brief)

January 12, 2018
Moschini publishes in AJAE (news brief)

December 22, 2017
NASEM December Newsletter (news brief)

December 22, 2017
Do you remember? - Dave Krog
Years at CARD: 1980–1988

December 14, 2017
Study finds spillover between conserving water and electricity (news brief)

December 13, 2017
Valuing Product Innovation: Genetically Engineered Varieties in U.S. Corn and Soybeans
Federico Ciliberto, GianCarlo Moschini, Edward D. Perry

December 12, 2017
Iowa Farmland Values Increase After Three Years of Decline (news release)

December 12, 2017
CARD/CAAS website now live (news brief)

November 28, 2017
ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 12 (news release)

November 17, 2017
Presentation: Recent Developments in China and its Impacts on US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
2017 Pro-Ag Outlook

November 17, 2017
Do you remember? - Ruiqing Miao
Years at CARD: 2008–2012

November 17, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Fall 2017
- Efficient Environmental Regulation in the Unconventional Oil Industry
- China’s New Nationwide E10 Ethanol Mandate and Its Global Implications
- How Do Swine Producers and Veterinarians Expect the VFD to Affect Their Business?
- The Importance of NAFTA for the Agricultural Sector
- The Ebbs and Flows of International Trade

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November 6, 2017
Presentation: From Northeast China to the Midwest
Wendong Zhang
AMMO Club

November 3, 2017
CARD researchers working closely with CAAS (news brief)

November 2, 2017
Rudik participates in climate panel (news brief)

November 1, 2017
Evaluation of the Cost and Effectiveness of Direct Nutrition Education to Low-Income Audiences in Iowa: EFNEP and SNAP-Ed graduates practicing Optimal Nutritional Behaviors (ONB)
Christine Hradek, Helen H. Jensen, Nicole Schimerowski Miller, Miyoung Oh

October 27, 2017
Balistreri joins CARD as faculty member (news brief)

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

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

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

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

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

October 4, 2017
Presentation: Economic Analysis of Farmland Market: An Introduction
Wendong Zhang
Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Real Estate Analysis, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

October 2, 2017
Presentation: Do Agricultural Professionals Self-Correct in Expert Opinion Surveys? Panel Data Evidence from Iowa
Wendong Zhang, Sergio H. Lence, and Todd Kuethe
National Agricultural Credit Meeting / NC-1177 Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
“First-quarter cattle market expected to stay strong”
“The national average price for a bred heifer may be under $2,000, but there are still cattlemen willing to pay more than $3,000 for the right replacement.”

Saturday, January 6, 2018
US begins renegotiation of KORUS
On Friday, the US entered began renegotiation of the Korea/US trade agreement.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
“New survey shines light on pork industry’s biosecurity investment”
“Before this first-of-its-kind survey, little data existed to fully understand and analyze producer decisions regarding biosecurity investment and adoption of disease-mitigating practices.”

Friday, January 5, 2018
Some farmers face shrinking profit margins
Some farmers in the US have become concerned as they’ve watched their profit margins shrink.

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