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?

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

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

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
Kling, Keiser receive NRCS grant (news brief)

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

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

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

September 22, 2017
Shr, Tang join CARD as postdoctoral research assistants (news brief)

August 14, 2017
CARD ag tour provides up-close view of farming (news brief)

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August 4, 2017
Presentation: Partial budgets for cover crops in Midwest row crop farming
Alejandro Plastina
Conservation Infrastructure (CI) - Cover Crops Working Group, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation - West Des Moines, IA

August 1, 2017
Presentation: Iowa Farm Financial Conditions
Alejandro Plastina
2017 AAEA Extension Track Session on Financial Conditions of Midwestern Farms. Chicago, IL.

July 20, 2017
Do you remember? - Edward Yu
Years at CARD: 2005–2008

June 27, 2017
Lence, Hayes article awarded (news brief)

June 16, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2017
- US Export Beef Competitiveness: Do Cattle Inventories Matter?
- Ag Trade and Trade Agreements
- Cover Crop Adoption Decisions in Iowa: Insights from an In-Person Survey
- Redistribution or Public Good: Which Direction for the New Farm Bill?
- Four Reasons Why We Aren’t Likely to See a Replay of the 1980’s Farm Crisis

June 9, 2017
USDA publishes leafy greens report (news brief)

June 2, 2017
Jensen named to National Academies Committee Science Breakthroughs 2030 (news release)

June 2, 2017
The Renewable Fuel Standard in Competitive Equilibrium: Market and Welfare Effects
GianCarlo Moschini, Harvey E. Lapan, Hyunseok Kim

June 1, 2017
The decision tool “Iowa Cash Rents by Land Quality” has been updated with data from the latest ISU Cash Rental Rates Survey

May 31, 2017
Artz, Jacobs, Boessen publication receives award (news brief)

May 24, 2017
Analysis of Grain Basis Behavior During Transportation Disruptions and Development of Weekly Grain Basis Indicators for the USDA Grain Transportation Report
Chad E. Hart, Frayne Olson

May 16, 2017
Soil Management and Land Value Conference Celebrates 90th Anniversary (news release)

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Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
“NPPC Official Says U.S. Hard Line Could Scuttle NAFTA”
Taking a hard-line approach to NAFTA renegotiations could scuttle the whole deal.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Production up, prices down
Corn yields are higher than expected this year and prices are lower.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Slowed harvest may be due to increased yields
Increased crop corn yields may be a contributing factor to harvest running slow.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
“China imports a farm from Iowa”
A US farmer has become a sought-after precision farming ambassador in China.

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