FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:16 PM CDT

Ag lenders tell me interest rates depend on many variables and their customers aren't a commodity like Number 2 Yellow Corn. They apply mysterious risk ratings that can add or subtract to your borrowing costs. But rates can also vary by the size of lender, or whether manufacturers want to subsidize credit to sell their products with teaser rates, so it pays to compare rates before you negotiate terms. DTN tracks current rates from a number of ag credit sources begins expanded coverage this week.

For the past seven years, DTN has published representative Farm Credit Services Mid-America rates as ...

Quick View
  • Dealing with Diplodia After the latest spate of wet, cool weather in parts of the Midwest, plant pathologists are urgin...
  • Year-Round Cow Kelly Smith believes fetal programming through good nutrition for dams yields better steers and h...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Cash Will Be King Years of $6-and-up corn couldn't last forever. Some proactive grain farmers are bolstering their ...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • COOL Appeal Likely in 2015 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the U.S. might not file an appeal of the country-of-origin...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers ask if they can offset futures losses against cattle income, roll hedges forward tax-free...
  • Ranch Hands Two families take different approaches to building income from trail rides, roundups and real-lif...
  • Ask the Vet Why isn't my flea and tick control for dogs working?
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends
Ranch Hands
CP Railway Logs Record Q3
Canadian Pacific Ends CSX Deal Talks