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?

May 15, 2018
Zhang receives INRC grant (news brief)

May 14, 2018
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2018
- Lessons from Previous U.S.-China Trade Disputes
- Environmental Regulation of Hog Feeding Operations
- Current Situation for Iowa’s Major Ag Commodities
- Does Rural Entrepreneurship Pay?
- Do Cover Crops Pay? Net Returns to Corn/Soybean Farmers in Iowa

April 30, 2018
The Dynamics of Supply: U.S. Corn and Soybeans in the Biofuel Era
Hyunseok Kim, GianCarlo Moschini

April 27, 2018
Presentation: Economics of Cover Crops
Alejandro Plastina and Sarah Carlson
Soil Health Institute Webinar

April 26, 2018
Plastina publishes in AJAE (news brief)

April 23, 2018
Kim named recipient of CARD PhD award (news brief)

April 23, 2018
Schulz wins AAEA extension award (news brief)

March 27, 2018
What Can We Learn about U.S.-China Trade Disputes from China’s Past Trade Retaliations?
Minghao Li, Wendong Zhang, Chad E. Hart

March 27, 2018
Zhang publishes in AJAE (news brief)

March 14, 2018
Artz, Kimle, Orazem receive USDA-NIFA grant (news brief)

March 14, 2018
Pouliot, Schulz receive USDA-NIFA grant (news brief)

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March 12, 2018
Iowa State University Study Finds Return on Investment a Stumbling Block for Widespread Adoption of Cover Crops (news release)

March 9, 2018
Presentation: Economics of Cover Crops
Alejandro Plastina
ANR at Noon, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

March 8, 2018
Presentation: China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
Security Savings Bank 2018 Spring Ag Update Meeting, Eagle Grove, Iowa

March 7, 2018
Presentation: Dovetailing Member Value and Expectations with Strategic Financial Management
Keri Jacobs
Minnesota Grain and Feed Association Annual Convention, Prior Lake, Minnesota

March 6, 2018
E15 and E85 Demand Under RIN Price Caps and an RVP Waiver
Gabriel E. Lade, Sebastien Pouliot, Bruce A. Babcock

March 2, 2018
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2018
- The “Stover Availability versus Supply” Puzzle and Contracting Options for Cellulosic Biomass
- Relational Contracts and the Diffusion of Agricultural Technologies in Brazil
- USDA’s Projections for 2018
- Can China’s Rural Land Policy Reforms Solve its Farmland Dilemma?
- Is ARC-CO acting as a Safety Net Program? Evidence from Iowa

February 26, 2018
Lade receives energy efficiency study grant (news brief)

February 22, 2018
Presentation: Update on US Land Values and Cash Rents
Wendong Zhang
USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, Arlington, Virginia

February 21, 2018
Lade publishes in AJAE (news brief)

February 21, 2018
Moschini receives USDA-NIFA grant (news brief)

February 21, 2018
CARD Award for Best Ph.D. Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics and Policy
All graduate students in the economics department are eligible if their final oral exam took place in the 2017 calendar year.

February 16, 2018
Presentation: Update on Iowa Farmland Market and China Ag Economy
Wendong Zhang
Farmland Owners Workshop, Altoona, Iowa

February 16, 2018
Do you remember? - Keith S. Evans
Years at CARD: 2007–2011

February 13, 2018
Presentation: China Enters “New Era”: What It Means for US and Global Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
Iowa AgriBiz Showcase and Conference, Des Moines, Iowa

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Friday, May 11, 2018
Report: Soybean tariff hits Iowa hardest
A new report form Moody’s Investors Service says Iowa will be hit hardest by China’s soybean tariff.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Nigeria to expand US imports
Nigeria intends to increase access to US imports, including pork.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Farm bill calls for foot-and-mouth disease funding
Current language in the 2018 farm bill calls for funding for foot-and-mouth disease vaccine bank as well as research and prevention.

Monday, May 7, 2018
DowDuPont still seeking plant buyer
Six months after it closed the doors on the Nevada, Iowa cellulosic ethanol plant, DowDuPont is still seeking a buyer.

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