Agriculture and the Economy
The Kansas City Fed is a leader on topics related to the agricultural economy within the Federal Reserve System. Our work provides insights on agricultural and rural economies for our seven-state region of the Tenth Federal Reserve District and nationally.
Interest rates on farm loans increased slightly for some types of lending, but remained historically low in the second quarter.
Find articles summarizing recent developments in agricultural finance and lending.
The quarterly Ag Credit Survey provides current indicators of the financial performance of Tenth District agriculture.
The Kansas City Fed's Agricultural Symposium explores topics of current and emerging significance to agriculture.
Review the latest Ag Bulletin for a summary of ag conditions and additional outlook articles on the ag economy.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has a long history of focus on the U.S. and global agricultural economy. The Tenth Federal Reserve District, which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, northern New Mexico and western Missouri, is strongly connected to agriculture, from farm production and food manufacturing to agricultural banking and finance. Because the industry is vital to the region we serve, the Kansas City Fed is committed to understanding developments in the agricultural economy and gathering perspectives from rural America in order to include them in discussions on the national economy.
Ag Finance Updates
- Interest Rates for Operating Loans Rise Slightly From All-Time Lows |
- Farm Debt Declines Further and Credit Stress Eases |
- Regional Improvements in Farm Credit Conditions |
- Farm Lending Remains Muted in Early 2021 |
- Farm Lending Pullback Continues |
- Ag Bankers Signal Strong Recovery in Farm Finances |
2021 Agricultural Symposium: The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth
The 2021 Agricultural Symposium explored the key drivers of the persistent growth in agricultural productivity, linkages to other industries, and environmental considerations.