Business & Inputs


  • Brian Martin's work to improve his family farm's soils is paying off. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Listen to the Land - 5

    Young farmer Brian Martin doesn't believe he has to settle for the soils his family has farmed for three generations.

  • Seth (left) and Adam Chappell first began cover-cropping to control Palmer amaranth. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Lisa Buser)

    Listen to the Land - 8

    To make big soil improvements, these brothers had to think small.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks Down 2.5% on Demand

    Domestic ethanol inventories eased from the highest level in almost a year during the week ended March 8, while net refiner and blender inputs, a measure for ethanol demand, moved 2.9% higher in line with seasonal demand.

  • John Young stands with a historical marker highlighting his family-farm's distinction of being an early no-till adopter. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Charles Johnson)

    Listen to the Land - 7

    From no-till pioneer to modern-day high-tech, this family incorporates new ideas to build soil health and a strong farming future.

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 3/19/19 3/19/18
Prime Rate 5.50 4.50
30-Day Libor 2.49 1.82
1-Year Libor 2.82 2.61
10-Yr. Treasury 2.63 2.87
CCC Loan Rate 3.625 2.875
Real Estate * 5.35 4.53
Operating * 5.00 4.64
Feeder Livestock * 5.40 4.48
Farm Machinery * 6.06 5.44
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

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