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Economist offers presentation on ag, overall economy


WILLMAR -- Farmers don't have to be huge to be profitable, they just need to be "big enough." They also need to be a little less romantic about hanging onto poor farmland and instead treat it as an asset that should be sold to people who are willing to pay a lot of money for it.

Dr. Michael Swanson, an agricultural economist with Wells Fargo in Minneapolis, provided his take on the agricultural and overall U.S. economy during a presentation Thursday in Willmar.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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