Nebraska Farm Bureau is partnering with the non-profit insurer Medica out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to offer a new association health plan that the group sees possibly saving full-time farmers and ranchers on insurance premiums.
Business & Inputs
Domestic ethanol stocks decreased during the week-ended Sept. 14 despite a 3% gain in production as East Coast ethanol supplies dropped nearly 8%.
NAES Corporation on Wednesday announced it has been selected by owner BioMass Solution LLC to operate and maintain Red River Biorefinery in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. continues to execute an announced plan to make its company more profitable.
Controlling volunteer wheat and selecting resistant wheat varieties will be important this fall.
Though the ethanol industry has fought EPA's issuance of small-refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard, a new analysis finds that, so far, ethanol demand has not been harmed.
As biofuel plants struggle under the Renewable Fuel Standard right now, a climate event in San Francisco looks at how low-carbon fuels standards have boosted ethanol use in California and could drive more biofuel demand if Midwest states embraced similar policies.
Ag Interest Rate
|DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot|
|TODAY||- LAST YEAR|
|CCC Loan Rate||3.125||2.250|
|Real Estate *||4.53||4.24|
|Feeder Livestock *||4.48||4.01|
|Farm Machinery *||5.44||4.14|
|* Federal Reserve's quarterly average|
|effective interest rates at ag banks.|