Farm and ranch production expenses in the Plains region last year saw little change from 2012.

Farm and ranch production expenses in the Plains region last year saw little change from 2012.

 

The Agriculture Department says 2013 expenditures totaled $87.6 billion, down from $89 billion. That's a drop of less than 2 percent.

 

The Plains region includes the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.