South Carolina Peanuts: Clemson Develops Loan Rate Calculator Oct 15, 2021

🕔Oct 15, 2021
Peanut harvest is underway and Clemson researchers, in conjunction with the National Peanut Lab, have developed a new tool to help farmers get a better idea of how grade affects crop […]

USDA 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan Rates Mar 31, 2021

🕔Mar 31, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced the 2021 Marketing Assistance Loan rates. Marketing Assistance Loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from January Feb 1, 2019

🕔Feb 1, 2019
USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation, today, announced interest rates for February 2019, which are effective February 1 – February 28, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for February is […]

Peanuts: USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2018 Crop Jun 25, 2018

🕔Jun 25, 2018
USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced 2018-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts. Eligible producers can obtain peanut loans through their local FSA county offices or alternative delivery […]

Farm Business: Rising Interest Rates Impact Profits and Land Values – DTN May 7, 2018

🕔May 7, 2018
The Federal Reserve’s cheap-money policies coincided with a highly profitable time in U.S. agriculture, and many farmers took advantage of rock-bottom interest rates to invest in land.   The picture is […]

Cotton: USDA Announces 2018 Loan Rate Differentials Apr 16, 2018

🕔Apr 16, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the 2018-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton. The differentials, also referred to as loan rate […]

USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulse Crops Mar 29, 2018

🕔Mar 29, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2018 marketing assistance loan rates by: County for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other […]

USDA Lending Rates Increase from January Feb 1, 2018

🕔Feb 1, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for February 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for February is 1.750 percent, up from […]

Commodity Loans, Setasides: Sorting Through the Options – Commentary Oct 26, 2017

🕔Oct 26, 2017
If the loan rates that we discussed in our previous columns are used to take storable agricultural commodities off the market and set a floor on crop prices, what happens […]

Shurley on Cotton: Changes in the Loan Program and Rate for 2017 Oct 9, 2017

🕔Oct 9, 2017
The marketing assistance loan (MAL) is an important tool used by many producers and marketing associations in cotton pricing and risk management. In addition to research and farmer education, I […]

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