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.

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Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 4/28/17 4/28/16
Prime Rate 4.00 3.50
30-Day Libor 1.00 0.44
1-Year Libor 1.78 1.24
10-Yr. Treasury 2.32 1.85
CCC Loan Rate 2.000 1.625
Real Estate * 4.48 4.24
Operating * 4.27 4.50
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.


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