Business & Inputs


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    Top 5 Things to Watch

    The week of May 28 we'll be watching grains trades in China and elsewhere, sharing pest reports from around the country and observing markets playing catch-up from the holiday weekend. Those are just some of the stories the DTNPF...

  • DTN's latest virtual event was held on May 23, but registration has been extended through June 5. (DTN illustration)

    Minding Ag's Business

    Farmers from six states shared their spring planting experiences, while DTN experts fleshed out expectations for the weather and markets in the months ahead. DTN has extended the registration deadline to view the replay until June...

  • EIA: US Ethanol Production Lower; Blender Demand Up

    Midmorning Energy Information Administration data show overall ethanol production in the United States averaged 983,000 barrels per day (bpd) as of May 19.

  • The average cash rental rate in Iowa hit $279 per acre in 2023, surpassing the 2013 high of $270 per acre. It's a 9% increase over 2022 rates. (Chart courtesy of Iowa State University Extension)

    Iowa Cash Rents Set Records

    The average cash rent paid for cropland in Iowa climbed 9% to a new record of $279 per acre in 2023. Cumulatively, Iowa cash rents have increased 20% during the past two years, according to a survey of farmers, landowners and other experts.

  • Congress passed a bill trying to override an EPA rule that would dramatically tighten emissions limits for heavy-duty trucks. The White House, however, has said the president would likely veto the legislation. (DTN file photo by Mary Kennedy)

    EPA Emissions Rule and Trucks

    EPA in late December announced tighter rules on smog emissions from trucks that are as much as 80% higher than current rules. With narrow majorities, both the House and Senate voted to overturn the rules, but President Joe Biden is likely to veto the bill.

  • RIN Scheme Sentencing

    The U.S. Attorney's Office District of Columbia announced Ijomah Oputa of Los Angeles, California, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 40 months' imprisonment for wire fraud in connection with the generation and sale of fraudulent renewable fuel credits from 2017 through 2021.

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 5/26/23 5/26/22
Prime Rate 8.25 3.25
30-Day Libor 5.16 0.10
1-Year Libor 5.62 0.25
10-Yr. Treasury 3.81 1.50
CCC Loan Rate 5.625 1.125
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