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.

Farm Lending Continues to Moderate

April 21, 2017
Ag Finance Databook Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to make some adjustments in financing agricultural production. 

Persistent Large Inventories, Low Prices

April 17, 2017
Ag Outlook Sentiment about the 2017 outlook for agriculture has varied somewhat by scale and commodity. Nationally, the forecast for farm income suggested the downturn in the agricultural industry would continue in 2017.

2017 Agricultural Symposium Agenda

March 27, 2017
Ag Symposium The agenda is now available for the 2017 Agricultural Symposium, Agricultural Consolidation: Causes and the Path Forward. 

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. 

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


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.