The Beige Book reveals how ranchers are grappling with drought : The Indicator from Planet Money The September Beige Book is an emotional roller coaster. We crown the Federal Reserve bank who gave us the funniest and most poignant anecdotes about the economy.

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The Beigie Awards: Tough choices for ranchers

The Beigie Awards: Tough choices for ranchers

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The economy is so full of highs and lows that it can be hard to know how to feel. Thankfully, the September Beige Book is here to provide snapshots from around the country—from the banging foodservice economy in one region to a not-so-banging labor market in another.

Join us as we make sense of this emotional roller coaster and hear how one western cattle rancher is making tough choices during a historic drought.

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