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- Farmland Markets Show Signs of Cooling
Less Uncertainty About Future Corn Prices Highlights Liquidity
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
The latest issue of the Main Street Economist explains that markets appear more convinced that corn prices are unlikely to match the levels of the past few years, underscoring the importance of liquidity for agricultural producers.
Slump in Capital Spending Weighs on Farm Lending
By Nathan Kauffman and Maria Akers
A slowdown in lending for capital purchases contributed to lower farm loan volumes in the fourth quarter, according to the Agricultural Finance Databook.
Production of Natural Gas From Shale in Local Economies: A Resource Blessing or Curse?
By Jason P. Brown
In the First Quarter 2014 Economic Review, Jason P. Brown examines the effect of a recent boom in natural gas extraction on local economies in the central United States and finds a moderate positive effect on labor markets.
Recession and Recovery in the Mountain States
By Alison Felix and Sam Chapman
This issue of the Rocky Mountain Economist will examine historical employment trends in recessions and recoveries for Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming and discuss how the recent recession has differed.
The Impact of an Aging Population on State Tax Revenues
By Alison Felix and Kate Watkins
People tend to earn less and spend less when they retire. As the baby boom generation retires, the aging of the U.S. population will likely reduce state governments’ revenue per capita from income taxes and sales taxes significantly.
- Nebraska Firms Still Hiring
- Kansas, Missouri Economies Continue to Grow
- Oklahoma Economic Growth Continues at Modest Pace
Rural Wealth Creation and Emerging Energy Industries: Lease and Royalty Payments to Farm...
By Jeremy G. Weber, Jason P. Brown and John Pender
In 2011 approximately $2.3 billion of lease and royalty payments were paid to U.S. farmers by energy companies, providing a sizable source of wealth and consumption for some rural residents.
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Main Street Economist
The Main Street Economist is a bimonthly publication discussing major economic issues and opportunities for agriculture and rural America.
The Midwest Economist
The Midwest Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for Kansas and western Missouri.
The Nebraska Economist
The Nebraska Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Oklahoma Economist
The Oklahoma Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information and insights on the state's economy.
The Rocky Mountain Economist
The Rocky Mountain Economist is a quarterly publication that provides economic information for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Regional & agriculture related articles
The Economic Review is a quarterly research publication with articles by Kansas City Fed staff on issues of relevance to the Federal Reserve, including macroeconomics and monetary policy, regional and international economics, banking, financial markets and payments systems.
TEN magazine is a quarterly publication that highlights the Kansas City Fed's research and practices through the experiences of everyday people from around the region.