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Agriculture is the heart and soul of Nebraska. As the state’s leading industry, the impact goes far beyond the plate, providing Nebraskans with jobs, significantly contributing to the state’s economy, and touching the lives of its citizens every day. Annually, production agriculture contributes more than $25 billion to Nebraska’s economy, thanks to the hard work of Nebraska farmers and ranchers working on 49,100 farms and ranches spread across more than 45 million acres. In fact, farms and ranches use 92 percent of Nebraska’s total land area.

In 2014, Nebraska ranked fourth in the nation for commercial red meat production. Important commodities include cattle and calves, corn, soybeans, dry edible beans, hay, wheat and more.

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The Surprising Diversity of Uses For Nebraska Corn

Nebraska corn production fuels research and innovation.

Nebraska Agriculture by the Numbers

Farms

49,969

Farmers Markets

97

Economic Impact

$23B

yr.
Source: NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service), USDA

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