Headlines

Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing

August 10, 2017
Ag Credit Survey A prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy continued in the second quarter, but recent data suggest that conditions in the farm sector may be stabilizing.

Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain

July 14, 2017
Ag Finance Databook Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in the farm sector continued to weigh on loan growth and credit conditions. 

Ag Symposium Presentations Available

June 16, 2017
Ag Symposium Speaker presentations from this year's Agricultural Symposium, Agricultural Consolidation: Causes & the Path Forward, are now available. Additional resources from the Symposium will be available in the coming months. 

Senate Ag Committee Testimony

May 25, 2017
Congressional Testimony Nathan Kauffman shared an update on recent developments in the U.S. farm sector with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. 

Regional Farm Sector Stress Intensifies

May 11, 2017
Ag Credit Survey The farm economy in the Tenth District weakened in the first quarter of 2017, but conditions varied from east to west.
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2017 Ag Symposium

The 2017 Agricultural Symposium, Agricultural Consolidation: Causes and the Path Forward, will take place June 15-16, 2017, in Kansas City. 

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


Feb 15, 2017 | Statement Before House Committee on Agriculture

By Nathan Kauffman

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

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.