CARD's 1995 Iowa baseline, the set of benchmark numbers used to determine how agricultural policies at the federal level affect local Iowa farmers, was recently completed (Iowa Agriculture 1995) . The ten-year projections are based on the FAPRI analysis of U.S. and world markets and represent a composite of model results and judgments regarding future Iowa, U.S., and international crop and livestock production, consumption, and trade. The baseline results are not a forecast, but instead represent a scenario conditional upon Iowa, U.S., and international income growth assumptions and continuation of current agricultural policies.
Smith, Darnell B. and Pautsch, Greg
"CARD 1995 Iowa Baseline Results,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol1/iss3/5