The following information is now available on the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Web site: Click to reach their website Spurred by higher input costs, national agricultural lending activity increased in the second quarter. After contracting at the beginning of the year, the total volume of farm loans at commercial banks ticked up as farmers and feedlot operators borrowed to pay for higher priced fuel, fertilizer and feed. In contrast, intermediate-term loans for machinery and equipment purchases contracted during the second quarter. Download the Agricultural Finance Conditions Turns Summary 07.18.2011