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Economist Shares Update on Ag Economy with House Committee

February 15, 2017
Congressional Testimony Nathan Kauffman provided a statement on the current environment in agricultural credit markets and farm finances before the House Committee on Agriculture. 

Slump in Farmland Values Continues

February 09, 2017
Ag Credit Survey Farmland values and cash rents declined moderately in the fourth quarter of 2016. Bankers across the Tenth District noted that persistent weakness in farm income continued to weigh on farmland values.

Agricultural Wealth: Assessing the dispersion of farmland values in the Tenth District

January 23, 2017
TEN Magazine Although average farmland values have declined modestly over the past couple of years, farmland values in some areas have fallen sharply while values in other areas have risen. 

Volume of New Ag Loans Drops

January 20, 2017
Ag Finance Databook Farm lending activity at commercial banks slowed significantly in the fourth quarter as lenders and borrowers assessed economic prospects for 2017.

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.
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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. Additional information will be available soon. 

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

Nov 4, 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.