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.

Latest Updates

Regional Improvements in Farm Credit Conditions

Farm loan demand remained muted at commercial banks in the first quarter of 2021.

Ag Symposium

2021 Agricultural Symposium Materials Available

Watch the archived webcast and review the materials from the 2021 Ag Symposium "The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth."

Ag Symposium

Ag Symposium Snapshots

The stories dive into the 2021 Ag Symposium topic, "The Roots of Agricultural Productivity Growth," with real-world connections.

Ag Credit Survey

Farm Credit Conditions Show Additional Strength

Agricultural credit conditions in the Tenth District continued to strengthen in the first quarter of 2021.

Ag Bulletin

First Quarter 2021 Ag Bulletin

Economic and financial conditions in U.S. agriculture continued to strengthen in the first quarter.

Ag Finance Update

Farm Lending Remains Muted in Early 2021

Farm loan demand remained muted at commercial banks in the first quarter of 2021.

Ag Finance Update

Farm Lending Pullback Continues

Agricultural debt at commercial banks eased further at the end of 2020, and loan repayment problems moderated slightly.

Ag Finance Update

Ag Bankers Signal Strong Recovery in Farm Finance

Farm income and ag credit conditions improved significantly according to ag lenders across major portions of the U.S. in Q4.

Ag Credit Survey

Farm Economy Rebounds Sharply

Prospects for farm income and agricultural credit conditions rebounded sharply in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Resources on the Ag Economy

Ag Finance Updates

Find articles summarizing recent developments in agricultural finance and lending.

Ag Credit Survey

The quarterly Ag Credit Survey provides current indicators of the financial performance of Tenth District agriculture.

Ag Symposium

The Kansas City Fed's Agricultural Symposium explores topics of current and emerging significance to agriculture.

Ag Outlooks

Review the latest Ag Bulletin for a summary of ag conditions and additional outlook articles on the ag economy.

Kansas City Fed Research

Find recent monetary policy, payments system and regional and community research from the Kansas City Fed.

Our Connection to Agriculture

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.


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.

This year's Agricultural Symposium took place virtually May 24-25.

The webcast recording and all materials are now available.