Facing headwinds: Ag Symposium 2023

The agricultural sector adapts and innovates as producers deal with weather extremes and rapid economic changes.

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

Loan Performance Stays Strong as Farm Debt Grows

Farm debt balances at commercial banks grew steadily in the third quarter but loan performance remained strong.

Ag Finance Update

Credit Conditions Strong but Softening

Farm income and credit conditions softened in the third quarter alongside a moderation in the farm economy.

Ag Credit Survey

Credit Conditions Soften with Farm Economy

Farm income and loan repayment rates were lower than a year ago for the second quarter in a row.

Ag Bulletin

Third Quarter 2023 Ag Bulletin

The U.S. agricultural economy softened in the third quarter alongside a drop in commodity prices.

Ag Finance Update

Smaller Operating Loans Slow Lending Activity

Farm lending activity at commercial banks slowed further in the third quarter alongside a drop in operating loan volumes.

Economic Bulletin

Labor Constraints and Strong Demand Are Driving Robust Food Services Inflation

Although headline inflation has slowed in recent months, inflation for core services has remained elevated since the first...