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Business & Inputs


  • Edeniq's technology allows corn-ethanol plants to track cellulosic gallons produced from corn fiber. (Photo on left courtesy of Edeniq; DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo of bales by Jim Patrico)

    Charting a Cellulosic Path

    A decade after the 2007 Renewable Fuel Standard became law, the cellulosic ethanol industry continues to hold out hope of a commercial breakout.

  • Biodiesel industry officials have asked the White House to set Renewable Fuel Standard volumes higher for advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel. (DTN file photo)

    Biodiesel Presses Trump

    Members of the National Biodiesel Board have asked President Donald Trump to increase the renewable volume obligations in the Renewable Fuel Standard for advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel.

  • Raw materials and manufacturing in the fertilizer industry contribute 23,000 jobs directly with 700 manufacturing sites in the U.S. Terminals and wholesale kick in 15,000 jobs and 3,000 facilities in the country, according to a study on shared by The Fertilizer Institute. (DTN photo by Elaine Shein)

    State of Fertilizer Industry

    Study shows financial impact of fertilizer industry equals billions of dollars to nation's economy, as well as 495,000 jobs.

  • EIA: Ethanol Data Mixed; Stocks Up

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration released a mixed supply report Wednesday showing U.S. ethanol stockpiles rose in the week-ended Nov. 10 while plant production eased and blending demand was unchanged.

  • Annie's Project participants bring varying levels of experience and expertise to the program. (Photo by Jeff Heckman/CPE Media Productions)

    Heart of a Farmer - 2

    Annie's Project allows women to share what's worked and what's not in risk areas such as financial, human resource, legal, markets and production.

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Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 11/22/17 11/22/16
Prime Rate 4.25 3.50
30-Day Libor 1.31 0.57
1-Year Libor 1.93 1.62
10-Yr. Treasury 2.37 2.30
CCC Loan Rate 2.375 1.625
Real Estate * 4.33 4.24
Operating * 4.45 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 4.67 4.01
Farm Machinery * 5.16 4.14
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.

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