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  • In a roundtable discussion Tuesday, EPA Administrator Michael Regan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heard from ethanol producers and corn growers about the industry's efforts to continue lowering emissions. The ethanol industry wants to ensure biofuels continue to play a role in President Joe Biden's infrastructure and climate strategies. (DTN stock photos)

    EPA Chief Visits Iowa

    EPA Administrator Michael Regan, along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, toured the Lincolnway Energy ethanol plant near Nevada, Iowa, and hosted a roundtable discussion with producers. Ethanol producers made the case that the Biden administration shouldn't put all of...

  • A farmworker adjusts tomato plants at a commercial tomato farm in Florida. A hearing in Congress on Monday looked at certain industries that are excluded from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Lawmakers from each party highlighted the challenges facing farmers who need the employees, and workers who want more pay. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Hearing Looks at Overtime Exclusions

    A congressional hearing Monday highlighted overtime exclusions in the Fair Labor Standards Act, going back to 1938, that Democratic witnesses said were meant to affect people of color. Monday's hearing focused on farmworkers, domestic...

  • Most cattle producers care for the environment with their pasture and rangeland practices and understand how beneficial organisms such as dung beetles and earthworms help grasslands. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Survey Shows Grazing Land Stewardship

    The results of a recent survey of cattle producers show most care for the environment with their various grazing and pasture and rangeland management practices. Producers also showed great knowledge of how beneficial organisms, such as dung beetles and earthworms...

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
TODAY - LAST YEAR
as of: 5/5/21 5/5/20
BENCHMARKS
Prime Rate 3.25 3.25
30-Day Libor 0.11 0.26
1-Year Libor 0.28 0.83
10-Yr. Treasury 1.61 0.66
CCC Loan Rate 1.125 1.125
Real Estate * 3.94 4.72
Operating * 4.10 5.09
Feeder Livestock * 4.31 5.05
Farm Machinery * 4.88 5.57
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.
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