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?

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

August 9, 2018
Gassman receives NSF grant (news brief)

August 2, 2018
New publication by Xia, Crespi, and Dhuyvetter examines cattle contracts and market power (news brief)

July 25, 2018
Technology Adoption and the Agricultural Supply Response Function
Guilherme DePaula

July 25, 2018
Testimony Before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment
Gabriel E. Lade

July 25, 2018
The Distributional Impact of Climate Change in Brazilian Agriculture: A Ricardian Quantile Analysis with Census Data
Guilherme DePaula

July 25, 2018
Lade testifies before House subcommittee (news brief)

July 24, 2018
Jacobs appointed to Choices editorial council (news brief)

July 24, 2018
NAS report identifies most promising breakthroughs to improve US food and agriculture systems (news brief)

July 19, 2018
Study: Air Pollution Negatively Associated with U.S. National Park Visitation (news release)

July 13, 2018
Jacobs, Hayes, Li published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics (news brief)

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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)

May 22, 2018
Keiser receives DNR grant (news brief)

May 15, 2018
Zhang receives INRC grant (news brief)

May 14, 2018
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2018
- Lessons from Previous U.S.-China Trade Disputes
- Environmental Regulation of Hog Feeding Operations
- Current Situation for Iowa’s Major Ag Commodities
- Does Rural Entrepreneurship Pay?
- Do Cover Crops Pay? Net Returns to Corn/Soybean Farmers in Iowa

April 30, 2018
The Dynamics of Supply: U.S. Corn and Soybeans in the Biofuel Era
Hyunseok Kim, GianCarlo Moschini

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Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, August 9, 2018
"Tariffs kill China market for U.S.-produced pig feet, heads"
Dermot Hayes was interviewed for a China Daily article about China's tariffs on US pork products.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
"Big-City Problems In The National Parks"
Assistant professor David Keiser was interviewed on The Jefferson Exchange about research he did on air pollution at National Parks.

Sunday, July 29, 2018
"Trump administration's $12 billion aid package to farmers raises concerns from Ames community members"
Chad Hart was interviewed by the Iowa State Daily about the Trump administration's $12 billion farmer aid package.

Friday, July 27, 2018
"Farmers fear $12 billion aid package a sign of extended trade war"
Chad Hart was interviewed for a UPI article about the China/US trade dispute.

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