Ag Lender Webinar - Agriculture, Inflation and Interest Rates: Drivers and Our Path Forward


Macroeconomic indicators including consumer and producer price inflation, employment rates, and interest rates moved sporadically in 2022 and early 2023. The changes in the US were accompanied by geopolitical events around the globe sparking product availability concerns and commodity price volatility. This webinar looks at financial indicators impacting consumers and agricultural producers and provides an outlook for 2024 and what it could mean for Missouri’s agricultural and rural economy. Topics discussed will include US monetary policy, agricultural loan demand, and banker expectations for land values and credit conditions in the 10th Federal Reserve District. We encourage Agricultural lenders, credit managers, rural land appraisers, Congressional staffers, county commissioners, agricultural service providers, farmers, and ranchers to attend this event

Presenter: Cortney Cowley, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- Oklahoma City Branch

Key Objectives:

  • Educate attendees on US monetary policy and overview options under consideration by the Federal Open Market committee
  • Provide historical context of how monetary policy options influence consumer spending behavior and investment decisions
  • Prepare attendees on how monetary policy decision may impact loan demand, asset values, and loan refinancing
  • Draw special attention to areas of concern among Missouri’s farm and rural sector

Cost: Free, but registration is required.

Program Contact: Ben Brown at 660-492-7574 or [email protected]

Please visit the Food & Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) website to register for this event: 


  • Rural & Farm Finance Policy Analysis Center (RAFF)
  • Food & Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI)

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