CARD's Iowa Outlook 1996-2005 consists of benchmark numbers used to determine how agricultural policies at the federal level affect local lowa farmers. The tenyear projections represent a composite of model results and judgments regarding future lowa, U.S., and international crop and livestock production, consumption, trade and prices. The baseline results are not a forecast, but rather represent a scenario conditional upon lowa, U.S., and international macroeconomic assumptions and continuation of current agricultural policies.
Elmore, Steven L. and Smith, Darnell B.
"Agriculture's Next Ten Years: 1996 Iowa Baseline,"
Iowa Ag Review: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/iowaagreview/vol2/iss4/3