NEWS
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Mon Jun 3, 2013 04:06 PM CDT

Interest rates peaked 30 years ago and have been on a long-term hiatus ever since. Now this cheap credit era for borrowers could be coming to an end. In fact, just the hint that the Federal Reserve might cut back on its $3 trillion infusion into U.S. money markets helped interest rates on benchmark 10-year Treasuries finish at 2.1% in May, up from 1.65% earlier in the month.

Where commercial farmers find their credit and how much they pay for it could be a much higher priority for capital-intensive businesses as rates normalize. In my last article, I explained "Why ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Tyson to Sell Heinold Unit
Woodbury: Farm Family Business
US Farm Incomes Forecast to Fall
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Rents Resist Price Relief
Minding Ag's Business
Deere to Lay Off 460 on Weak Demand