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?

April 19, 2019
China ag center postdoc opening (news brief)

April 12, 2019
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2019
- Has Specialization Put a Limit on How Far Cattle Contracting Can Go?
- African Swine Fever in China: An Update
- The Yin and Yang of Agricultural Trade
- International Trade Policy: Insights from a General-equilibrium Approach

April 2, 2019
Do you remember? - Sergey Sotnikov
Years at CARD: 1992–2001

April 1, 2019
Jacobs selected as Global Food Challenge ambassador (news brief)

April 1, 2019
Jiang announced as winner of CARD PhD Dissertation Award (news brief)

March 28, 2019
Social Cost of Water Pollution Workshop; April 3-5, 2019
This workshop is intended to coordinate and encourage research and policy discussion of Integrated Assessment Models for water quality, and to push forward our understanding of the benefits and costs of water quality improvements.

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)

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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)

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

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Friday, April 19, 2019
"8 Reasons Why the Livestock Industry Is on a Roll"
Wendong Zhang's research on farmland values was utilized in a Successful Farming article about the current status of the livestock industry.

Thursday, April 18, 2019
"Farm custom rates increase"
Alejandro Plastina's research was utilized in an AgriNews article about custom farm rates.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
"Spring storms, wet fields may delay US planting"
Chad Hart was interviewed by Feednavigator.com for an article about 2019 crop planting.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
"China eyes U.S. poultry, pork imports in trade talks: sources"
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