Business & Inputs


  • Ag Interest Rate Snapshot

    Track interest rate trends in benchmark rates, farm mortgages, operating credit, farm machinery and feeder loans, based on DTN sources and Federal Reserve surveys of ag banks.

  • An Illinois company made the highest successful bid for Abengoa's cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

    Kansas Cellulosic Plant Sells for $48M

    Synata Bio, Inc., based in Warrenville, Illinois, made the highest bid at auction for Abengoa's cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas.

  • Ethanol Stocks Drop to Over 1-Year Low

    Total ethanol stockpiles, plant production and blending demand in the United States all declined during the week-ended Nov. 25.

Business & Inputs Perspectives

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 12/2/16 12/3/15
Prime Rate 3.50 3.25
30-Day Libor 0.63 0.25
1-Year Libor 1.64 0.99
10-Yr. Treasury 2.41 2.21
CCC Loan Rate 1.750 1.375
Real Estate * 4.06 4.24
Operating * 4.48 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 3.96 4.01
Farm Machinery * 4.79 4.14
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

The Federal Reserve’s December 2015 decision to gradually lift short-term interest rates has already hiked key rates on farm loans.


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