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?

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

June 15, 2018
ISU Iowa Farmland Ownership Tenure Survey news conference to be held June 28 (news release)

June 15, 2018
Kling resigns as director of CARD (news brief)

June 13, 2018
Plastina receives two INRC grants (news brief)


Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
"Chinese tariffs on U.S. soybeans all but inevitable as deadline nears"
Wendong Zhang was interviewed by KUNC radio about the US/China trade dispute.

Monday, July 9, 2018
"Wilton soybean farmer: Tariffs news 'not what we hoped for'"
Chad Hart was interviewed for a Muscatine Journal story about China's tariffs on US soybeans.

Sunday, July 8, 2018
"Trade negotiations fail as deadline closes in: trade war ensues"
Chad Hart was interviewed by the Iowa State Daily about the current US/China trade war.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
"Why Trump's trade agenda might worsen America's cheese glut"
Chad Hart was quoted in a Vox article examining the US cheese industry and agricultural trade.

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