2023 Ag Symposium: The Changing Geography of Agricultural Production

This year's Agricultural Symposium was May 23-24 in Kansas City. Learn more about the program.

Agriculture and the Economy

The Kansas City Fed is a leader on topics related to the agricultural economy within the Federal Reserve System. Our work provides insights on agricultural and rural economies for our seven-state region of the Tenth Federal Reserve District and nationally.

Latest Updates

Ag Finance Update

Farm Loan Performance Remains Solid and Ag Bank Liquidity Improves

Farm debt at commercial banks grew at a steady pace in the first quarter and loan performance improved gradually.

Ag Finance Update

Credit Conditions and Farmland Values on Solid Footing as Farm Economy Moderates

Agricultural credit conditions remained strong in the first quarter, but improvement slowed alongside some moderation in the...

Ag Symposium

Voices of Ag - The Changing Geography of Agricultural Production

Participants of the 2023 Ag Symposium share their real-life connections to the theme of this year's event, "The Changing...

Food Prices

Supermarket sticker shock continues around the region

Though food prices have ebbed and flowed over the past 20 years, they have continued to climb in the past couple years, ...

Ag Credit Survey

Credit Conditions Hold Strong as Interest Rates Rise

Agricultural credit conditions in the Tenth District remained strong and farm real estate values continued to increase.

Ag Bulletin

First Quarter Ag Bulletin

Ag economic conditions remained strong in the first quarter despite some signs that the recent strength could moderate.

Ag Finance Update

Interest Rates Rise and Farm Lending Softens

Growth in farm lending activity at commercial banks was limited in the first quarter of 2023 as interest rates climbed higher.

Ag Finance Update

Growth in Farmland Values Slows Amid Higher Interest Rates

Farm real estate values increased considerably in 2022 but showed signs of softening during the final months of 2022.

Resources on the Ag Economy

Ag Finance Updates

Find articles summarizing recent developments in agricultural finance and lending.

Ag Credit Survey

The quarterly Ag Credit Survey provides current indicators of the financial performance of Tenth District agriculture.

Ag Symposium

The Kansas City Fed's Agricultural Symposium explores topics of current and emerging significance to agriculture.

Ag Outlooks

Review the latest Ag Bulletin for a summary of ag conditions and additional outlook articles on the ag economy.

Kansas City Fed Research

Find recent monetary policy, payments system and regional and community research from the Kansas City Fed.

Our Connection to Agriculture

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long history of focus on the U.S. and global agricultural economy. The Tenth Federal Reserve District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri, is strongly connected to agriculture, from farm production and food manufacturing to agricultural banking and finance. Because the industry is vital to the region we serve, the Kansas City Fed is committed to understanding developments in the agricultural economy and gathering perspectives from rural America in order to include them in discussions on the national economy.

2022 Agricultural Symposium: Help Wanted in Agriculture

The 2022 Agricultural Symposium explored the role of labor in determining the long-term outlook for agriculture.

May 23-24 | Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Learn more about the program, view presentations, and read the stories behind the topics discussed.