Livestock a bright spot in farm economy

Livestock a bright spot in farm economy

THE tale of two farm economies continues, with livestock and crop producers facing very different conditions, according to the latest quarterly agricultural reports from Federal Reserve Bank districts representing the bulk of farm country.

Compared with a year earlier, values for ranch or pasture land showed positive growth in the second quarter of 2015 while quality farmland values were largely unchanged for the Fed's Eighth District based in St.

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