Farm Economy Seeks Footing

November 09, 2017
Ag Credit Survey The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to decline. 

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening

October 19, 2017
Ag Finance Databook Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy.

View Videos, Read Papers from the 2017 Ag Symposium

September 27, 2017
Ag Symposium Visit the 2017 Ag Symposium page to view videos and resources from this year's symposium. Speaker papers are also available in a special issue of Economic Review. Find information and resources from past Ag Symposiums here

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.

2017 Ag Symposium

The 2017 Agricultural Symposium, Agricultural Consolidation: Causes and the Path Forward, took 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


Oct 6, 2017 | Regional Economic Update

By Nathan Kauffman

Feb 15, 2017 | Statement Before House Committee on Agriculture

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.