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  • May Ethanol Exports Up From Year Ago

    U.S. exports of ethanol totaled 119.2 million gallons in May, up 75% from a year ago, according to USDA. Meanwhile, U.S. exports of biodiesel were down 29% from a year ago, and U.S. distillers grain exports were down 28% from a year ago.

  • U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue held a ceremony in Beijing, China, on Friday to mark the return of United States beef to the Chinese market. (DTN file photo)

    Perdue Promotes Beef in China

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sliced into a Nebraska-grown prime rib in Beijing on Friday, celebrating the return of United States beef to China.

  • As drought expands in the Northern Plains, as shown in the U.S. Drought Monitor map released June 29, members of Congress are examining the role of the Conservation Reserve Program. (Map courtesy of U.S. Drought Monitor)

    Senators Question CRP Requirements

    With expanding drought in the Northern Plains, the future of the Conservation Reserve Program is taking center stage in discussions about the 2018 farm bill.

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to repeal the WOTUS rule. (DTN graphic)

    WOTUS Repeal Moves

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed an interim rule on Tuesday that recodifies the waters of the United States rule back to 2015 language, while total rewrite continues.

  • Photo caption: Despite an ongoing anti-dumping investigation by the United States, biodiesel imports from Argentina have continued to grow. (DTN file photo)

    US Biodiesel Industry Wants Action

    Despite a U.S. anti-dumping investigation into biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, imports from Argentina continue to grow.

  • Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota right now are the hot spots for drought in the country. USDA on Friday approved emergency CRP grazing for the three states. (Map courtesy of the U.S. Drought Monitor)

    High Plains CRP Grazing

    USDA on Friday approved emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres in Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. Grazing can begin immediately, but landowners need to contact their local Farm Service Agency office.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks, Output Down

    Energy Information Administration data for the week-ended June 16 released Wednesday, June, 21, shows total domestic fuel ethanol inventories declined as plant production fell and implied demand continued higher week-over-week.

  • The state of Nebraska put its support behind a rewrite of the waters of the United States rule. (DTN file photo)

    Nebraska Wants WOTUS Rewrite

    Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and other state officials say they support a rewrite of the waters of the United States rule that considers state authority.

  • The state of Nebraska put its support behind a rewrite of the waters of the United States rule. (DTN file photo)

    Weather Whiplash

    Restricted root systems from flooding or wet soils has left some corn plants ill equipped to handle the normal heat waves of summertime, agronomists noted.

  • The future of cellulosic biofuels, such as that produced using corn stover, could depend on the ability to expand the ethanol market. (DTN file photo)

    Witness: E15 Viable

    The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works committee on Wednesday considered witness testimony on a bill that would expand the availability of E15 to consumers.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks, Output, Demand Up

    Energy Information Administration data for the week-ended June 9 shows a build in total domestic fuel ethanol inventories while plant production and implied demand also increased week over week.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks, Production Down

    Energy Information Administration data for the week-ended June 2 shows a drawdown in domestic fuel ethanol inventories while plant production and implied demand also dropped.

  • Never assume anything from the IRS is correct, says DTN Tax Columnist Andy Biebl. He advises people to see their tax professional if any assessment is sent their way by the IRS. (DTN file photo by Nick Scalise)

    Taxlink by Andy Biebl

    DTN Tax Columnist Andy Biebl shares some recent experiences that have lessons for taxpayers and also gives his thoughts on upcoming tax legislation.

  • US Ethanol Exports Down 32% in April

    U.S. ethanol exports in April dropped 32% to 87.2 million gallons from March, an eight-month low.

  • Cattle graze in mid-May on rangeland hit by wildfires that spread March 6 north of Englewood, Kansas. Extension educators from Kansas and Oklahoma counties that saw wildfires in previous years say moisture is the key to grassland recovery. (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    Moisture Aids Rangeland Recovery

    Timely rains are helping rangelands bounce back from wildfire damage. Extension personnel recently shared what they learned from past wildfires in other counties on the Plains and what were some of the challenges, as well as benefits.

  • EIA: Ethanol Stocks, Blend Demand Down

    Domestic ethanol inventories, plant production and blending demand all declined during the week-ended May 19.

Ag Interest Rate

DTN Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
TODAY - LAST YEAR
as of: 7/21/17 7/21/16
BENCHMARKS
Prime Rate 4.25 3.50
30-Day Libor 1.23 0.49
1-Year Libor 1.74 1.34
10-Yr. Treasury 2.25 1.60
CCC Loan Rate 2.125 1.625
Real Estate * 4.04 4.24
Operating * 3.81 4.50
Feeder Livestock * 4.27 4.01
Farm Machinery * 5.14 4.14
* Federal Reserve's quarterly average
effective interest rates at ag banks.