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Published August 17, 2009, 07:04 AM

Farm expenses up slightly in Great Plains

The Agriculture Department says production expenses in the region in 2008 totaled $74.2 billion, up 1.2 percent from the previous year.

By: Associated Press,

FARGO — Production expenses rose slightly for farmers in the Great Plains last year.

The Agriculture Department says production expenses in the region in 2008 totaled $74.2 billion, up 1.2 percent from the previous year.

The region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

Farm production expenses nationally were up 8.3 percent over the year.

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