Iowa Ag Review


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.