The town has large cattle markets and an agricultural trade.
They naturally take their rise among an agricultural folk.
Clermont is the chief market for the grain and other agricultural produce of Auvergne and Velay.
Agricultural products require perfecting and fitting for export.
At La Carlota the Spanish government established a station for the study of the culture of sugar-cane; by the American government this has been converted into a general agricultural experiment station, known as "Government Farm."