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.

  • Work on land with water running through it can cause problems that last much longer than the time it took to do the work. (DTN file photo by Chris Clayton)

    WOTUS Pitfalls Loom

    Farmers and ranchers are advised to seek out professional advice on questions involving the Clean Water Act before doing work on the land.

  • EIA: Ethanol Supply Builds

    The supply of ethanol in the United States increased during the week-ended July 15 while production from domestic plants averaged a record high at more than 1.0 million barrels per day.

  • A national shortage of truck drivers poses problems for many farm operations. (DTN file photo)

    Ag's HR Coach

    A competitive market for truckers means farm employers must emphasize their family values.

Business & Inputs Perspectives

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 7/25/16 7/26/15
Prime Rate 3.50 3.25
30-Day Libor 0.49 0.19
1-Year Libor 1.36 0.81
10-Yr. Treasury 1.58 2.26
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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