Ag Outlooks

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

Research and Updates

Ag Bulletin

Second Quarter Ag Bulletin

Agricultural commodity prices surged in the second quarter amid further increases in economic activity and robust global demand.

Ag Bulletin

First Quarter 2021 Ag Bulletin

Economic and financial conditions in U.S. agriculture continued to strengthen in Q1.

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


Ag Bulletin

PDFFourth Quarter, 2020

Ag Outlook Articles

The Outlook for Farmland Values amid Higher Interest Rates
April 10, 2019 | In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District.

PDFA Tale of Two Economies: Farmers Struggle Despite Strong U.S. Economy
September 28, 2018 | At a time when the overall U.S. economy continues to boom, the U.S. agricultural sector has continued to struggle.

As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Outlook Cool
January 8, 2018 | The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization.

Persistent Large Inventories, Low Prices
April 17, 2017 | Sentiment about the 2017 outlook for agriculture has varied somewhat by scale and commodity.