The CEOs of three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council called on lawmakers and the president to reopen the federal government so farmers can get farm loans lined up before planting season begins.
Business & Inputs
Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday the EPA still plans to release a proposed year-round E15 rule on time, but time is limited.
Domestic ethanol stocks continued higher for the second straight week, while both net refiner and blender inputs and plant output reversed up during the week ended Jan. 11.
Ethanol and corn prices show little movement as losses at DTN's hypothetical ethanol plant moderate on higher dried distillers grains prices.
FieldWatch's maps identify the locations of sensitive crops and beehives for pesticide applicators to avoid. Demand has never been higher.
The U.S. Supreme Court has accepted a petition to hear a case that could allow farmers and other landowners to be in better legal positions to challenge wetlands and other government agency determinations on rules.
Tough conditions lead to pessimism at year's end, though farmers hold optimism about the coming season.
Ag Interest Rate
|DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot|
|TODAY||- LAST YEAR|
|CCC Loan Rate||3.125||2.625|
|Real Estate *||4.63||4.24|
|Feeder Livestock *||5.14||4.01|
|Farm Machinery *||5.21||4.14|
|* Federal Reserve's quarterly average|
|effective interest rates at ag banks.|