The Federal Aviation Administration's release of a new drone rule Aug. 29 is expected to open the door for more use of unmanned aerial systems on the farm.
Business & Inputs
After three years of losses, growers need cash rent concessions to shrink their 2017 operating costs.
The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy expressed disappointment with the today's decision by the European Commission to file an appeal with the European Union General Court related to its June 2016 ruling invalidating certain ethanol duties.
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.
Omaha-based Green Plains Inc. was the successful bidder for three Abengoa Bioenergy ethanol plants, as part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings.
A federal court in Atlanta decided to step aside and allow a legal challenge to the waters of the United States rule to continue in a Cincinnati court.
Don't make wrong assumptions about farm trucker exemptions from state and federal laws. A number of today's farms may need to impose drug testing and keep more detailed records.
Ag Interest Rate
|DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot|
|TODAY||- LAST YEAR|
|CCC Loan Rate||1.500||1.250|
|Real Estate *||4.06||4.24|
|Feeder Livestock *||3.96||4.01|
|Farm Machinery *||4.79||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.