Ag Outlooks

Research and updates from the Kansas City Fed highlighting developments in the agricultural economy.

Research and Updates

Third Quarter 2023 Ag Bulletin

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

Second Quarter Ag Bulletin

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

How Mergers in the Farm Credit System Have Affected Ag Banks

Ag banks likely altered some of their strategic portfolio decisions after an FCS merger in their local credit market.

First Quarter Ag Bulletin

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

Fourth Quarter Ag Bulletin

U.S. farm income was historically high in 2022 but is expected to moderate in 2023.

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

Food prices increased at the fastest pace in more than two decades from July 2021 to July 2022. We show that this increase has...

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.

COVID-19 Disruptions in the U.S. Meat Supply Chain

The emergence of COVID-19 in the U.S. has created substantial challenges for all segments of the meat supply chain.

July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Updates & Key Demand Drivers for Agriculture

A review of U.S. ag policy, exports, ethanol production and meat production.

Jun 22, 2020