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?

September 20, 2016
CARD researchers to study water quality benefits with EPA grant (news brief)

September 20, 2016
Gonzalez-Ramirez accepts position at Manhattan College (news brief)

September 20, 2016
Kling, Valcu published in AJAE (news brief)

September 13, 2016
Moschini, Perry co-author Science Advances article on GE crops and pesticide use (news brief)

September 12, 2016
Do you remember? - Simla Tokgoz
Years at CARD: 2002–2009

August 10, 2016
Assessing Food Security in Ethiopia with USDA ERS’s New Food Security Modeling Approach
Karen Thome, Birgit Meade, Stacey Rosen, John C. Beghin

July 19, 2016
The Optimality of Using Marginal Land for Bioenergy Crops: Tradeoffs between Food, Fuel, and Environmental Services
Adriana M. Valcu-Lisman, Catherine L. Kling and Philip W. Gassman

June 24, 2016
Do you remember? - Mike Helmar
Years at CARD: 1984–1996

June 21, 2016
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2016
- The Yield Response to Nitrogen: Subjective Belief Bias in Nitrogen Management
- Crude Oil Prices and US Crop Exports: Exploring the Secondary Links between the Energy and Ag Markets
- Reducing Antibiotic Use in Animal Production Systems
- Research Needs and Challenges in the Food, Energy and Water System: Findings from an NSF Funded Workshop

June 10, 2016
CARD researchers to join EPA study (news brief)

June 8, 2016
TTIP and Agricultural Trade: The Case of Tariff Elimination and Pesticide Policy Cooperation
Bo Xiong, John C. Beghin

May 25, 2016
Gonzalez-Ramirez delivers Loras College commencement speech (news brief)

May 20, 2016
89th annual Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference a success (news brief)

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May 20, 2016
Policy Shocks and Market-Based Regulations: Evidence from the Renewable Fuel Standard
Gabriel E. Lade, C.Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell, Aaron Smith

May 19, 2016
Darnell Smith, former managing director of FAPRI, passes away

May 18, 2016
New Ag Risk Tool: Cash Rental Rates for Iowa

May 4, 2016
Kling named to President’s Chair in Environmental Economics (news brief)

April 25, 2016
Kling to sign NAS Registry of Membership April 30 (news brief)

April 19, 2016
Do you remember? - Silvia Secchi
Years at CARD: 1996–2008

April 15, 2016
Soil Management and Land Valuation Conference registration open (news brief)

April 12, 2016
CARD study examines Iowa water quality initiative (news brief)

April 7, 2016
Presentation: Research Needs and Challenges in the Food, Energy and Water System: Agriculture in the Cornbelt
Catherine L. Kling
Presented at the Fate of the Earth Symposium 2016

April 1, 2016
CARD announces two PhD Dissertation Award winners (news brief)

March 30, 2016
Cui, J., Lapan, H. and Moschini, G., “Productivity, Export, and Environmental Performance: Air Pollutants in the United States”
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(2), March 2016, 447-467.

March 29, 2016
ARC/PLC Payments per Base Acre in Iowa
This decision tool provides a simple and intuitive way to compare annual ARC-CO and PLC payments for corn and soybean base acres across counties in Iowa.

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Latest Media Contacts

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
"Bayer-Monsanto deal sows uncertainty for central Iowa"
"Seed maker Monsanto agreed to sell itself to German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer AG last week for $66 billion, but the impact on central Iowa is still unclear."

Thursday, September 15, 2016
"Trump campaign: Policy undercutting ethanol posted in error"
"Donald Trump's campaign on Thursday briefly published a fact sheet calling for the repeal of a key part of the federal ethanol mandate..."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Genetically modified crops reduce insecticide use
GianCarlo Moschini was among the authors of a new study detailing pesticide use with GM crops.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
China's price support harms US wheat farmers
US wheat growers are welcoming US trade enforcement actions at the World Trade Organization.

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