Items Tagged with 'Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City'


Why U.S. Ag Sector is Sluggish Even as Overall Economy is Strong

Nathan Kauffman, vice president and Omaha Branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says this is due to a number of reasons such as the gradual deterioration of ag credit conditions, intensifying trade disputes and low commodity prices. Kauffman dove deep into the numbers during a webinar presentation, hosted by Ag Equipment Intelligence. Kaufmann shared some key economic indicators for both the ag economy and the broader U.S. economy. The period of 2007-13 was definitely an economic low point for the aggregate economy, as consumer spending and the Federal Funds Rate (the interest rate banks lend to each other, as set by the Federal Reserve) declined during that period.
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Farm Lending Spikes in 3Q, Equipment Loan Volumes Increase

The Kansas City Fed reports the total volume of non-real estate farm loans in the third quarter was more than 30% higher than one year ago. Although this spike in farm lending was driven primarily by operating loans, lending volumes increased notably for the purpose of buying farm machinery.
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‘Stuck in Neutral’: The Federal Reserve Bank’s Outlook for Agriculture [Webinar]

During this live webinar event, sponsored by Farmers Edge, host Nathan Kauffman, Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, broke down the key reasons that the Ag economy is stuck in neutral while the overall U.S. economy is currently operating in high gear, and provided an outlook for the short and long-term future. [To view any of our webinar replays, you must be logged in with a free user account.]
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