2022 Ag Symposium: Help Wanted in Agriculture

This year's symposium explored 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

Economic Bulletin

Commodity Prices Have Limited Influence on U.S. Food Inflation

Shifts in consumer behavior and higher costs along the supply chain have contributed to a surge in food prices.

Ag Finance Update

Real Estate Lending Pushes Farm Debt Higher

Strong growth in farm real estate debt pushed agricultural loan balances higher at commercial banks in the second quarter.

Ag Finance Update

Ag Credit Conditions Remain Strong as Risks Grow

Agricultural credit conditions remained strong in the second quarter, but slower improvement was expected in the coming months.

Ag Credit Survey

Solid Farm Economy, but Signs of Slowing

Financial conditions in the Tenth District farm economy remained solid in the second quarter.

Ag Bulletin

Second Quarter Ag Bulletin

The U.S. ag economy remained strong in the second quarter despite a drop in commodity prices that began late in the quarter.

Ag Finance Update

Farm Lending and Interest Rates Tick Up

Larger sized loans continued to boost lending activity in the second quarter while farm loan interest rates edged higher.

Ag Speeches

Statement Before the House Committee on Agriculture

Nate Kauffman shared an overview of credit conditions in the U.S. farm sector during a recent House Ag Committee hearing.

Economic Bulletin

Increased Loan Demand and Higher Interest Rates May Benefit Ag Banks

Ag banks could see higher net interest margins if supply chain disruptions drive up farm costs or interest rates rise.


Turmoil in Commodity Markets Following Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began in February 2022, has caused broad disruptions in global commodity markets. Kansas...

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.