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.
Business & Inputs
Key improvements can make your ranch or farm more valuable when you get ready to sell.
Potential investors wait for farmland to get cheaper so they can get a higher return.
Oil and ethanol interests alike believe the new presidential administration opens opportunities.
The ethanol industry is pulling agriculture through tough times, the head of the nation's largest ethanol interest group said Tuesday.
Since its official production launch in September 2014, Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels has continued to improve its cellulosic ethanol technology.
Retail fertilizer prices for the second week in Feb. 2017 shows that most fertilizers' prices are on the increase. Urea, UAN28 and UAN32 all had significant prices increases compared to a month earlier.
Ag Interest Rate
|DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot|
|TODAY||- LAST YEAR|
|CCC Loan Rate||1.875||1.625|
|Real Estate *||4.48||4.24|
|Feeder Livestock *||4.00||4.01|
|Farm Machinery *||4.58||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.