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.

  • FHR to Invest $50M in NE Ethanol Plant

    Flint Hills Resources on Wednesday announced it will invest more than $50 million in its Fairmont, Nebraska, ethanol plant.

  • EPA OKs Isobutanol as Advanced Biofuel

    OAKHURST, N.J. (DTN) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo, Inc.'s plant in Luverne, Minnesota, as an advanced biofuel in the Renewable Fuel Standard, Gevo announced in a news release Wednesday.

  • Conservation plus cattle help preserve this stopover for migrating waterfowl in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Martha Mintz)

    Grazing That's For the Birds

    The same grazing practices that benefitted nesting birds in Chad Weiszhaar's home state of South Dakota actually improved quality and diversity of the native, mixed-grass prairie forages his cattle depended on.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to revoke one third-party auditor's authority in the Renewable Identification Numbers program. (Logo courtesy of EPA)

    Genscape Says Surprised by EPA Actions

    Genscape Inc., a third-party auditor of the Renewable Identification Numbers, or RIN credits, system in the Renewable Fuel Standard said it investigated alleged fraud and shared results with the federal government.

Business & Inputs Perspectives

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
as of: 1/20/17 1/21/16
Prime Rate 3.75 3.50
30-Day Libor 0.78 0.43
1-Year Libor 1.73 1.14
10-Yr. Treasury 2.48 1.98
CCC Loan Rate 1.875 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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