Omaha Branch News

Kearney Economic Forum

November 18, 2015

Economic Forum The Omaha Branch's Economic Forum in Kearney included an update on the U.S. economy and monetary policy. View the presentation.

Farm Sector Slowdown Intensifies

November 12, 2015

Ag Credit Survey Farm income in the Tenth District dropped in the third quarter, intensifying concerns about farm sector liquidity and credit conditions in the coming months.  

Short-Term Financing Needs Still Rising

October 27, 2015

Ag Finance Databook Reduced farm income continued to drive demand for short-term financing to cover operating costs. Both the number and volume of operating loans originated increased in the third quarter of 2015.

Nebraska's Economy Remains Solid, With Some Constraints

September 22, 2015

Nebraska Economist Economic growth in Nebraska has been constrained recently by a softening farm economy and goods-producing industries linked to agriculture. 

About the Omaha Branch


Nov 12, 2015 | U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

By Jonathan Willis

Oct 27, 2015 | When Uncertainty Turns to Risk in Ag Finance

By Nathan Kauffman

Oct 1, 2015 | Agricultural Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman

Jul 22, 2015 | U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

By Nathan Kauffman

Staff at the Kansas City Fed's Omaha Branch:

- Provide insights and analysis on Nebraska's economy.

- Lead research on the agricultural economy for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Federal Reserve System.

- Work with Nebraska educators and, students, as well as the public, to promote economic and financial education and increase understanding of the Federal Reserve.

- Support community economic growth through research and resources for bankers, economic developers and small business owners.

- Promote a safe, stable and competitive banking system through the supervision and regulation of financial institutions while also providing proactive outreach to state member banks and bank holding companies.

- Meet with and speak to community and business organizations about economic conditions in the state and gather information and insights about diverse perspectives on the economy.