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 16, 2018
Presentation: What the Trade Disruptions with China Mean for Iowa and US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
2018 Pro-Ag Outlook Meetings, Various Locations in Iowa

November 15, 2018
Moschini publishes in Land Economics (news brief)

November 6, 2018
CARD researchers featured prominently in AAEA “Members in the News” (news brief)

November 6, 2018
Keiser’s Clean Water Act study Science Editor’s Choice (news brief)

November 1, 2018
Presentation: China as the Leading Trade Partner of US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
89th ASFMRA Annual Conference, Chandler, AZ

October 31, 2018
Shr publishes in Ecological Economics (news brief)

October 29, 2018
2017 Iowa Farmland Ownership & Tenure Survey paper copy available for order (news brief)

October 29, 2018
Tang publishes in JEEM (news brief)

October 26, 2018
New tool helps farmers make cover crop decisions (news release)

October 19, 2018
Net Returns Calculator for Cover Crops Terminated with Herbicides
This decision tool is intended to help farmers who do not currently use cover crops evaluate the expected annual net returns to cover crop adoption under alternative scenarios.

October 15, 2018
Firm Internal Network, Environmental Regulation, and Plant Death
Jingbo Cui, GianCarlo Moschini

October 12, 2018
Balistreri to head Trade & Policy Division (news brief)

October 8, 2018
Clean Water Act improves water quality, creates modest changes in housing values (news release)

October 5, 2018
China’s Agricultural Import Potential
This June Policy Brief is important in relation to current events.

September 24, 2018
CARD Study Reveals Trade Disruption Impacts on Iowa's Economy (news release)

September 19, 2018
The Impact of the 2018 Trade Disruptions on the Iowa Economy
Edward J. Balistreri, Chad E. Hart, Dermot J. Hayes, Minghao Li, Lee Schulz, David A. Swenson, Wendong Zhang, John M. Crespi

September 18, 2018
Presentation: Who Owns, Buys and Rents Farmland Today? (Webinar)
Wendong Zhang, LeeAnn Moss
Ames, Iowa

September 18, 2018
Shr receives IWC grant (news brief)

September 12, 2018
Presentation: Minnesota and Dakota Land Values, and Tariff Impacts on US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
Minneapolis, MN

September 11, 2018
Interim Director Named for Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University (news release)

September 4, 2018
Artz, Schulz awarded at 2018 AAEA annual meeting (news brief)

August 22, 2018
Do Farmers Adopt Fewer Conservation Practices on Rented Land? Evidence from Straw Retention in China
Li Gao, Wendong Zhang, Yingdan Mei, Abdoul G Sam, Yu Song, Shuqin Jin

August 22, 2018
Jensen to retire after 33 years with CARD (news brief)

August 16, 2018
Iowa State Economist says marketing boards should take note of a recent US Supreme Court decision (news brief)

August 14, 2018
IAM for water quality workshop to be held April 3-5, call for papers open (news brief)


Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, November 15, 2018
"Tyson reports solid 4th quarter"
Chad Hart was interviewed by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette about the Tyson Food, Inc. fourth quarter report.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
"Harvest: Moisture levels, higher yields, student perspectives"
Chad Hart was interviewed by the Iowa State Daily about the 2018 crop harvest.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
"Iowa Soybean President Says CARD Study Another Sign Of Negative Trade War Impacts"
Research by CARD was utilized for a WNAX radio article about the ongoing trade war and its impact on Iowa's ag economy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
"Editorial: Iowa State analysis makes clear the trade wars' damage to ag producers"
Research by CARD was utilized in an editorial in the Omaha World Herald.

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