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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December 14, 2017
Study finds spillover between conserving water and electricity (news brief)

December 13, 2017
Valuing Product Innovation: Genetically Engineered Varieties in U.S. Corn and Soybeans
Federico Ciliberto, GianCarlo Moschini, Edward D. Perry

December 12, 2017
Iowa Farmland Values Increase After Three Years of Decline (news release)

December 12, 2017
CARD/CAAS website now live (news brief)

November 28, 2017
ISU Land Value Survey News Conference to be held December 12 (news release)

November 17, 2017
Presentation: Recent Developments in China and its Impacts on US Agriculture
Wendong Zhang
2017 Pro-Ag Outlook

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

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 6, 2017
Presentation: From Northeast China to the Midwest
Wendong Zhang
AMMO Club

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)

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October 18, 2017
Depaula joins CARD as faculty member (news brief)

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

October 10, 2017
Kling, Keiser receive NRCS grant (news brief)

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

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

October 4, 2017
Presentation: Economic Analysis of Farmland Market: An Introduction
Wendong Zhang
Guest Lecture for FIN 450X: Real Estate Analysis, Ames, Iowa

October 2, 2017
Presentation: Do Agricultural Professionals Self-Correct in Expert Opinion Surveys? Panel Data Evidence from Iowa
Wendong Zhang, Sergio H. Lence, and Todd Kuethe
National Agricultural Credit Meeting / NC-1177 Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

September 22, 2017
Presentation: The Next Generation of Iowa Farmers
Wendong Zhang
Panelist for Iowa Ideas 2017 Conference, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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

September 21, 2017
Presentation: Iowa Farmland Market Update: Where Are We Headed?
Wendong Zhang
2017 Ag Law Seminar, Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, Ames, Iowa

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

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

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Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
“Exports continue to drive livestock prices”
“Exports of U.S. beef have increased 14 percent in 2017, with exports to Japan increasing over 30 percent. Increases in exports are also seen to Mexico, Canada, South Korea and Hong Kong.”

Monday, December 11, 2017
If you cut water you may save on electricity too
A study by Gabe Lade shows that those who save on water bills are more likely to conserve electricity too.

Monday, December 11, 2017
Exports are driving demand of for US corn, soybean
Fifty percent of US soybean crop is exported, according to economist Chad Hart.

Monday, December 11, 2017
“Understand basis contracts for grain marketing”
“Basis can be a great signal to help farmers figure out where to sell their crops and improve profitability,” Hart said.

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