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.

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March 7, 2019
Education Equity and Intergenerational Mobility: Quasi-experimental Evidence From Court-ordered School Finance Reforms
Minghao Li

March 6, 2019
Presentation: Land Ownership and Conservation: Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey
Wendong Zhang
State of Iowa Soil Conservation Committee, Des Moines, Iowa

February 15, 2019
Presentation: Trade War and Missed Trade Opportunities
Minghao Li
Altoona, Iowa

February 15, 2019
Presentation: Update on Iowa Farmland Market & U.S.-China Trade War
Wendong Zhang
Altoona, Iowa

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

February 7, 2019
Presentation: "Governance with a Focus on Strategic Financial Management, Graduate Director Seminar"
Keri Jacobs
Nebraska Cooperative Council, Lincoln, NE

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 31, 2019
Presentation: "Co-op 101 and Director Basics, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, Cedar Falls, IA

January 30, 2019
Presentation: "Cooperative Financial Statements and Analysis, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, Storm Lake, IA

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

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January 10, 2019
Presentation: "Governance with a Focus on Strategic Financial Management, Minnesota Cooperative Leadership Program"
Keri Jacobs
Cooperative Network, Morton, MN

January 9, 2019
Presentation: "Board Leadership and Strategic Planning, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Nebraska Cooperative Council, Kearney, NE

January 8, 2019
Presentation: "Cooperative Financial Statements and Analysis, Director Certification Program"
Keri Jacobs
Nebraska Cooperative Council, Kearney, NE

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
2018 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY LAND VALUE SURVEY: OVERVIEW
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)

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Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, March 14, 2019
"Iowa farmland values continue to decline"
The Gazette utilized research by Wendong Zhang in an article about farmland values in Iowa.

Monday, March 11, 2019
"No breakthroughs, but Iowa farmers hear end to tariffs is near"
Chad Hart was interviewed about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Iowa.

Sunday, March 10, 2019
"Markets falter in response to China, Mexico export news"
Chad Hart was interviewed by The Messenger about recent changes in corn and soybean futures.

Friday, March 8, 2019
"Even if some tariffs are removed there's a chance that the trade war is back on: expert"
Wendong Zhang was interviewed by Radio Sputnik about the US/China trade negotiations.

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