Cotton: USDA Announces 2021 Loan Rate Differentials Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the 2021-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton, which are applied to the crop loan rate to determine the per […]

USDA Announces April 2021 Lending Rates Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for April 2021, which are effective April 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to […]

Arguments for Raising Minimum Wage, Commodity Loan Rates Greatly Overlap – Commentary Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
One of the more contentious elements of the Biden $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, besides its sheer size, is raising the minimum wage for all covered, nonexempt workers from its […]

USDA Announces March 2021 Lending Rates Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for March 2021, which are effective March 1. Operating and Ownership Loans The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm […]

New Paycheck Protection Program Rules for Farmers – DTN Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Farmers largely missed out on the first round of Paycheck Protection Program loans, but a change in how calculations are made for farmers could result in more substantial payments. The […]

Kansas City Fed: “Pullback” in New Farm Loans Continues Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer New Loans to Farmers,” by Ty Kreitman and Cortney Cowley) stated that, “Lending activity at commercial banks continued to slow in […]

USDA Lending Rates for February Feb 1, 2021

🕔Feb 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for February 2021, which are effective February 1. Operating and Ownership Loans FSA offers farm ownership and operating loans with […]

SBA Gearing Up New Paycheck Protection Program Loans – DTN Jan 12, 2021

🕔Jan 12, 2021
Farmers, livestock producers and other small business owners can start applying for the Small Business Administration’s new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as early as Monday if they are working […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from Dec. Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced interest rates for January 2021, which are effective January 4-January 31. These rates are used for a variety of […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from Nov. Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for December 2020, which are effective December 1-December 31, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

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