The economics have changed since ARC and PLC were created in the 2014 farm bill, and experts say it's important to evaluate all the options, including ARC-Individual in some cases, on farm-by-farm basis.
Business & Inputs
Domestic ethanol inventory continued to build in the week ended Jan. 17, though producers cut production more than 4% from a near-two-year high and blending demand continued to rise.
Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced they are discontinuing their joint effort to construct a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale, Washington.
The leader of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said the industry needs to repair its relationship with the EPA.
One reason for optimism is recent progress on trade agreements, following a couple of years of tariffs and trade disputes. Further helping boost income, USDA will likely provide a third tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP...
Modern agriculture emphasizes technology and genetic advances. Consumers just want to feel good about what they're eating. How do we all find common ground?
Domestic ethanol inventory held higher in the week ended Jan. 10 as plant production jumped over 3% to near the all-time-record high reached a little more than two years ago.
Ag Interest Rate
|DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot|
|TODAY||- LAST YEAR|
|CCC Loan Rate||2.500||3.125|
|Real Estate *||5.59||5.35|
|Feeder Livestock *||4.80||4.97|
|Farm Machinery *||5.89||5.74|
|* Federal Reserve's quarterly average|
|effective interest rates at ag banks.|