Ag Outlooks and Research
Research and updates from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City highlighting developments in the agricultural economy.
and Nathan Kauffman
September 28, 2018At a time when the overall U.S. economy continues to boom, the U.S. agricultural sector has continued to struggle amid falling farm income and deteriorating agricultural credit conditions.
Cortney Cowley and Matt Clark
December 29, 2016Some 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.
May 31, 2016The U.S. agricultural economy has continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2016 and is expected to remain soft through the year. Future cash flow appears likely to remain a top concern for producers over the coming year as agricultural credit conditions, and the path of interest rates, evolve.
June 13, 2016The outlook for the ag economy has continued to become more pessimistic. Recent supply and demand fundamentals have weighed on crop prices amid continued expectations for falling farm income in all states in the Tenth District.
Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark
September 23, 2016An increased debt burden, persistently lower profit margins and existing headwinds for crop prices could continue to affect the U.S. farm economy into 2016, and further intensify concerns about emerging financial stress for the sector.