Business & Inputs


  • More than a decade ago, the Chicago Climate Exchange had more than 17 million acres of farmland signed up to sequester carbon in the soil before the exchange closed. Now new groups and companies are trying to rebuild a trading market to pay farmers not just for carbon credits, but also nutrient reduction. (DTN file photos)

    Finding Environmental Markets

    A decade after the biggest carbon market for agriculture in the U.S. collapsed, carbon and ecosystem service markets are truly starting over. One group, the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, received a $10.3 million grant this week...

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks Again Decline

    Ethanol inventory in the United States was drawn down again last week, falling to the lowest stock level in more than 2 1/2 years despite a decline in ethanol demand and higher output, with ethanol production up for an eighth week.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks Fall

    Ethanol inventory in the United States fell for the third time in four weeks, reaching the lowest level in over two years.

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Our Rural Roots

Step back, close your eyes, pray, meditate, clear your head, take a deep breath -- just stop and pause. (Progressive Farmer photo by Jennifer Campbell)

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 11/22/19 11/22/18
Prime Rate 4.75 5.25
30-Day Libor 1.71 2.30
1-Year Libor 1.91 3.11
10-Yr. Treasury 1.76 3.07
CCC Loan Rate 2.625 3.125
Real Estate * 5.59 5.35
Operating * 5.42 5.44
Feeder Livestock * 4.80 4.97
Farm Machinery * 5.89 5.74
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

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