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

July 20, 2017
Do you remember? - Edward Yu
Years at CARD: 2005–2008

June 27, 2017
Lence, Hayes article awarded (news brief)

June 16, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Spring 2017
- US Export Beef Competitiveness: Do Cattle Inventories Matter?
- Ag Trade and Trade Agreements
- Cover Crop Adoption Decisions in Iowa: Insights from an In-Person Survey
- Redistribution or Public Good: Which Direction for the New Farm Bill?
- Four Reasons Why We Aren’t Likely to See a Replay of the 1980’s Farm Crisis

June 9, 2017
USDA publishes leafy greens report (news brief)

June 2, 2017
Jensen named to National Academies Committee Science Breakthroughs 2030 (news release)

June 2, 2017
The Renewable Fuel Standard in Competitive Equilibrium: Market and Welfare Effects
GianCarlo Moschini, Harvey E. Lapan, Hyunseok Kim

June 1, 2017
The decision tool “Iowa Cash Rents by Land Quality” has been updated with data from the latest ISU Cash Rental Rates Survey

May 31, 2017
Artz, Jacobs, Boessen publication receives award (news brief)

May 24, 2017
Analysis of Grain Basis Behavior During Transportation Disruptions and Development of Weekly Grain Basis Indicators for the USDA Grain Transportation Report
Chad E. Hart, Frayne Olson

May 16, 2017
Soil Management and Land Value Conference Celebrates 90th Anniversary (news release)

May 5, 2017
Kling gives graduate college commencement speech (news brief)

April 21, 2017
Ramírez wins CARD PhD Dissertation Award (news brief)

April 17, 2017
CARD hosts sustainability symposium (news brief)

April 12, 2017
Hayes named Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor (news brief)

April 6, 2017
Iowa State Ag Econ/Policy ranks #3 worldwide (news brief)

April 5, 2017
Presentation: Governance Basics and Leadership Roles
Keri Jacobs
Wester Iowa Dairy Alliance, Sheldon, Iowa

April 3, 2017
New Agricultural Policy Review: Winter 2017
- Past and Future of Farm Bill Payments
- Motorists’ Willingness to Pay for E85 versus E10
- International Trade Has Been Major Source for Strengthening Prices
- Hospital Closure and Hospital Choice: How Hospital Quality and Availability will Affect Rural Residents

March 30, 2017
Presentation: Cooperative Challenges and Pressure on Leadership
Keri Jacobs
Master of Agribusiness Program, Cooperative Symposium, Texas A&M University

March 28, 2017
The effectiveness of incomplete and overlapping pollution regulation: Evidence from bans on phosphate in automatic dishwasher detergent
Alex Cohen, David A. Keiser

March 24, 2017
Presentation: Farmland Leasing Trends
Alejandro Plastina
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraiser – Iowa Chapter. Spring Seminar. March 22. Ames, IA.

March 20, 2017
Presentation: Co-op 101: Does the Co-op Model Fit Your Needs?
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Farmer's Union Webinar

March 9, 2017
Presentation: Co-op Finance and Equity Basics: Generating Value
Keri Jacobs
Mid Iowa Cooperative Leadership Team Workshop, Conrad, Iowa

March 8, 2017
Do you remember? - David W. Brown
Years at CARD: 1956

March 7, 2017
Presentation: Boards & Management: Responsibilities, Limitations, and Challenges in Navigating Both
Keri Jacobs
Iowa Communications Alliance, 4th Annual Meeting & Expo, Des Moines, Iowa


Latest Media Contacts

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Zhang cautious about land value turnaround
Economist Wendong Zhang says he is currently cautious about claims that farmland value is turning around.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Foot and mouth outbreak could be costly
Experts say foot and mouth disease outbreak preparation has been neglected, and could be a very costly mistake.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Plastina offers advice about grain hauling/cash rent rates
Alejandro Plastina helps answer reader’s questions in the most recent Timely Tips from Wallace’s Farmer.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Trade more important than farm bill: Hart
ISU economist Chad Hart discusses why he feels that agricultural trade is more important than the farm bill.

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