Ag Outlooks

Research and updates from the Kansas City Fed highlighting developments in the agricultural economy.

Research and Updates

Ag Bulletin

The Ag Bulletin provides a high-level summary of economic conditions for the U.S. agricultural sector.

February 5, 2021

COVID-19 Disruptions in the U.S. Meat Supply Chain

The emergence of COVID-19 in the U.S. has created substantial challenges for all segments of the meat supply chain.

July 31, 2020

COVID-19 Updates & Key Demand Drivers for Agriculture

A review of U.S. ag policy, exports, ethanol production and meat production.

Jun 22, 2020
Economic Bulletin

The Outlook for Farmland Values amid Higher Interest Rates

In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than...

April 10, 2019

A Tale of Two Economies: Farmers Struggle Despite Strong U.S. Economy

At a time when the overall U.S. economy continues to boom, the U.S. agricultural sector has continued to struggle.

September 28, 2018

As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Outlook Cool

The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization.

January 8, 2018