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Ag Economy and Rural Main Street Tied Together


In a special section of the Christmas Day edition of the Omaha World-Herald, Barbara Soderlin reported that, “The outlook may sound bleak for Nebraska’s agriculture-dependent economy as farmers wrap up the third year in a row with falling profits: The decline has economists talking about state budget cuts, rising farm loan defaults and falling land values.

“Main Street businesses that depend on farm spending say the picture might be dimmer, but they’re not yet turning out the lights.”

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