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Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 7/22/16 7/23/15
Prime Rate 3.50 3.25
30-Day Libor 0.49 0.19
1-Year Libor 1.36 0.80
10-Yr. Treasury 1.59 2.31
CCC Loan Rate 1.625 1.250
Real Estate * 4.28 4.24
Operating * 3.58 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 4.18 4.01
Farm Machinery * 4.69 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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