Peanuts: USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2018 Crop

🕔Jun 25, 2018USDA 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2018The 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, 2017If 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, 2017The 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 […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from August

🕔Sep 1, 2017USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for September 2017. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for September is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.125 percent in August. The […]

Peanuts: USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2017 Crop

🕔Jul 7, 2017USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced 2017-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts.  The 2014 Farm Bill established the national loan rate for peanuts at $355 per ton, […]

USDA Announces 2017 Cotton Loan Rate Differentials

🕔Apr 17, 2017The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced the 2017-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton.  The differentials, also referred to as loan rate […]

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