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Headwinds to Ag Outlook Remain Despite Strength in Exports

December 29, 2016
Ag Outlook Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further.

The Dispersion of Farmland Values in the Tenth District

December 01, 2016
Economic Review This article from the Economic Review examines the widening dispersion of farmland values in the Tenth Federal Reserve District and finds that land quality, climate, and commodity sales have played important roles.

Financial Stress in the Farm Sector Shows Slow but Steady Increase

November 10, 2016
Ag Credit Survey A slow but steady rise in financial stress in the farm sector continued in the third quarter of 2016 as income in the sector remained low. 

Final 2016 Ag Symposium Materials

November 04, 2016
Ag Symposium All resources from the 2016 Agricultural Symposium are now available, including special issue of the Economic Review featuring a foreword from Bank President Esther George and papers from the symposium speakers, a summary article from TEN Magazine, and session transcriptsVisit the 2016 Ag Symposium page for more information. 

Farm Lending Declines, But Remains Elevated

October 27, 2016
Ag Finance Databook Farm lending at commercial banks declined in the third quarter of 2016, but remained elevated as lenders continued to assess the downturn in the U.S. agricultural economy. 

U.S. Farm Economy Slumps into the Fourth Quarter

September 28, 2016
Ag Outlook The U.S. farm economy weakened further in the third quarter despite an upward revision to farm income projections.
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Agriculture's Water Economy

The 2016 Agricultural Symposium, Agriculture's Water Economy, took place July 11-12 in Kansas City. Speaker papers and presentations are now available.

2016 Agricultural Symposium Agenda | Past Agricultural Symposiums

Updates from the Kansas City Fed highlighting developments in the agricultural economy. 

Latest Ag Outlooks

Headwinds to Ag Outlook Remain Despite Strength in Exports | December 29, 2016

U.S. Farm Economy Slumps into the Fourth Quarter | September 28, 2016

Mounting Pressure in the U.S. Farm Sector | March 31, 2016

Supply and Demand Fundamentals Weighing on Ag Economy | January 13, 2016

Tightening Farm Income Continues to Loom | September 23, 2015

Speeches


Nov 29, 2016 | Ag Finance Conditions

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 15, 2016 | Economic Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman

Nov 10, 2016 | Uneven Economic Growth

By Nathan Kauffman

Aug 23, 2016 | Nebraska Economic Outlook

By Nathan Kauffman

Jul 7, 2016 | Agriculture's Business Climate

By Nathan Kauffman

Agricultural Finance Databook

Quarterly report that compiles national and regional agricultural finance data, including national data on term lending to farmers, quarterly Call Report data on national agricultural lending, and data on agricultural land values and credit conditions from quarterly Federal Reserve Bank surveys. 

Agricultural Credit Survey

Quarterly survey that provides current indicators of the financial performance of Tenth District agriculture, including farmland values, interest rates on farm loans, and credit supply and demand. 

Outlooks and Research on the Agricultural Economy

Ongoing research and analysis from the Kansas City Fed highlighting developments in the agricultural economy. 

Agricultural Symposium

Annual conference that brings together business and banking leaders, government officials and policymakers, and academics to explore a topic relative to the agricultural industry.