USDA Reports Higher Nebraska Farm, Ranch Expenses

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Federal authorities say Nebraska's farmers and ranchers spent a total of nearly $16 billion for production last year - 4 percent more than in 2009.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says livestock expenses hit $3.7 billion, an increase of 17 percent from 2009. Rent expenses rose to $1.93 billion, 14 percent higher than in 2009.

The USDA says the expense categories with the highest increases were: other farm machinery, 23 percent higher than in 2009; and tractors and self-propelled machinery, 21 percent higher.

The USDA says the results are based on data from Nebraska
farmers and ranchers to took part in the USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Study.

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