2022 Ag Symposium: Help Wanted in Agriculture

This year's symposium will explore the role of labor in determining the long-term outlook for agriculture.

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 Credit Survey

Credit Conditions Remain Strong, but Outlook Softens

Farm real estate values continued to climb and agricultural credit conditions remained strong in the first quarter.

Ag Bulletin

First Quarter Ag Bulletin

Agricultural commodity prices surged in the first quarter of 2022 alongside Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Ag Finance Update

Operating Loans Grow Alongside Input Costs

Farm lending activity at commercial banks accelerated in the first quarter of 2022.

Ten Magazine

Cattle industry’s complex pressures and prospects

Disruptions in the sector have highlighted long-term strains on producers and profits.

Ag Symposium

2022 Agricultural Symposium: Help Wanted in Agriculture

Learn more about the 2022 Ag Symposium, taking place in person May 23-24 in Kansas City.

Ag Finance Update

Farm Real Estate Values Continue Rapid Climb

Agricultural real estate values continued to increase at a rapid pace across farm country through the end of 2021.

Ag Finance Update

Banks’ Farm Lending Stabilizes

Farm debt at commercial banks showed signs of stabilizing at the end of 2021.

Ag Finance Update

Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending

Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the end of 2021.

Economic Review

Long-Term Pressures and Prospects for the U.S. Cattle Industry

Recent disruptions in the cattle sector have highlighted long-term pressures on cattle producers’ profitability.

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.


2021 Agricultural Symposium: The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth

The 2021 Agricultural Symposium explored the key drivers of the persistent growth in agricultural productivity, linkages to other industries, and environmental considerations.

This year's Agricultural Symposium took place virtually May 24-25.

The webcast recording and all materials are now available.