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 ...

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