Business & Inputs


  • Ethanol, agriculture groups continue to press the EPA for more information about small refinery waivers. (DTN file photo by Greg Horstmeier)

    EPA Releases Waivers Information Online

    As promised by EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the agency on Thursday launched a new online dashboard with information about small-refinery waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard.

  • Ethanol prices dropped to long-term lows this week, causing profit margins to fall at DTN's hypothetical ethanol plant. (DTN file photo)

    Strong Ethanol Production Hurts Margins

    DTN's hypothetical ethanol plant continues to see pressure from falling ethanol prices, as ethanol producers across the country continue to churn out gallons.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks Down

    Domestic ethanol stocks decreased during the week-ended Sept. 14 despite a 3% gain in production as East Coast ethanol supplies dropped nearly 8%.

  • NAES to Operate ND Red River Plant

    NAES Corporation on Wednesday announced it has been selected by owner BioMass Solution LLC to operate and maintain Red River Biorefinery in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

  • 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.

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 9/21/18 9/21/17
Prime Rate 5.00 4.25
30-Day Libor 2.21 1.24
1-Year Libor 2.90 1.75
10-Yr. Treasury 3.08 2.26
CCC Loan Rate 3.125 2.250
Real Estate * 4.53 4.24
Operating * 4.64 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 4.48 4.01
Farm Machinery * 5.44 4.14
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

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