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?

October 21, 2016
Carriquiry named to National Academy of Medicine (news brief)

October 21, 2016
Iowa State University professors named to environmental protection agency scientific advisory committee (news brief)

October 21, 2016
Economic Effects of Standard-Like Nontariff Measures: Analytical and Methodological Dimensions
John C. Beghin, Bo Xiong

October 18, 2016
Study shows whole grains lead to wholesale changes in WIC (news brief)

September 30, 2016
Production and Spatial Distribution of Switchgrass and Miscanthus in the United States under Uncertainty and Sunk Cost
Jerome Dumortier, Nathan S. Kauffman, Dermot J. Hayes

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


Latest Media Contacts

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
"Farm Policy and the 2016 Election: Where do the Candidates Stand?"
Bruce Babcock talks about the 2016 election and where the candidates stand on farm policy on IPR's River to River.

Monday, October 24, 2016
GMO soybean farmers use more herbicides
A study by Moschini et al. found that farmers of GMO soybeans actually use more herbicides. A Google translated version is available here: http://bit.ly/2dP6QX8.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
ARC-CO payments arrive, show dip in national average
Farm risk program payments are trending down slightly from last year.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Farmland sales volume down
Farmland sales volume may be helping keep farmland prices up.

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