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.

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Ag Finance Update

Production Loans Boost Farm Debt

Farm debt continued to increase alongside faster growth in farm production loans.

Ag Finance Update

Farmland Values Stay Resilient as Farm Economy Moderates

Strength in farm real estate values persisted in the second quarter despite some moderation in the farm economy and higher...

Ag Credit Survey

Tenth District Ag Credit Conditions Moderate

Agricultural credit conditions in the Tenth District moderated in the second quarter and farmland values continued to increase.

Ag Bulletin

Second Quarter Ag Bulletin

The U.S. ag economy was steady in the second quarter as signs of moderation continued.

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...

Ag Finance Update

Farm Lending Slows as Interest Rates Rise

Farm lending activity at commercial banks slowed through the first half of 2023 as interest rates continued to push higher.

Explore the 2023 Ag Symposium agenda

The 2023 Agricultural Symposium explored the factors driving changes in where and how agricultural commodities are produced, ...

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.