Business & Inputs


  • A bill to allow E15 sales year-round has stalled in a U.S. Senate committee. (DTN file photo)

    E15 Bill Stalled

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works announced Thursday evening it would not take action before the August recess on a bill to allow year-round sales of E15.

  • 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.

  • ExxonMobil, UW-Madison Renew Agreement

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison and ExxonMobil have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels.

  • When hiring seasonal labor for your farm or business, it's a challenge to determine how we should classify and pay for the hours worked. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo)

    Ag's HR Coach

    If you're looking to add a seasonal member to your team, consider whether they should be classified as a part-time employee or as an independent contractor. Making the wrong choice could result in fines and penalties.

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Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 7/21/17 7/21/16
Prime Rate 4.25 3.50
30-Day Libor 1.23 0.49
1-Year Libor 1.74 1.34
10-Yr. Treasury 2.25 1.60
CCC Loan Rate 2.125 1.625
Real Estate * 4.04 4.24
Operating * 3.81 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 4.27 4.01
Farm Machinery * 5.14 4.14
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

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