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|
|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.