2014 STATE AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW
 Nebraska
Survey Data from Quick Stats as of: Mar/27/2015

Farms Operations

Farm Operations - Number of Operations49,100

Livestock Inventory

Cattle, Cows, Beef - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )1,786,000
Cattle, Cows, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )54,000
Cattle, Incl Calves - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )6,300,000
Cattle, On Feed - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )2,530,000
Goats, Meat & Other - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )(NA)
Goats, Milk - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )3,700
Sheep, Incl Lambs - Inventory ( First of Jan. 2015 )81,000
Hogs - Inventory ( First of Dec. 2014 )3,100,000

Milk Production

Milk - Production, Measured in Lb / Head22,130
Milk - Production, Measured in Lb1,195,000,000

Crops - Planted, Harvested, Yield, Production, Price (MYA), Value of Production
Sorted by Value of Production in Dollars
CommodityPlanted All Purpose AcresHarvested AcresYieldProductionPrice per UnitValue of Production in Dollars
CORN
CORN, GRAIN8,950,000179 BU / ACRE1,602,050,000 BU3.75 $ / BU6,007,688,000
CORN, SILAGE260,00021 TONS / ACRE5,460,000 TONS
CORN9,300,000
SOYBEANS
SOYBEANS5,400,0005,350,00054 BU / ACRE288,900,000 BU9.8 $ / BU2,831,220,000
HAY
HAY2,580,0002.34 TONS / ACRE6,028,000 TONS97 $ / TON570,231,000
HAY, ALFALFA830,0004.1 TONS / ACRE3,403,000 TONS102 $ / TON347,106,000
HAY, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,750,0001.5 TONS / ACRE2,625,000 TONS85 $ / TON223,125,000
WHEAT
WHEAT1,550,0001,450,00049 BU / ACRE71,050,000 BU5.8 $ / BU412,090,000
WHEAT, WINTER1,550,0001,450,00049 BU / ACRE71,050,000 BU5.8 $ / BU412,090,000
BEANS
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE165,000152,0002,500 LB / ACRE3,800,000 CWT31.6 $ / CWT120,080,000
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, GREAT NORTHERN76,00071,1002,550 LB / ACRE1,810,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, PINTO71,00064,5002,410 LB / ACRE1,554,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, CHICKPEAS300
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, BLACK3,7002,7002,760 LB / ACRE75,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, OTHER2,1002,0001,800 LB / ACRE36,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, CHICKPEAS, LARGE300
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, LIGHT, RED, KIDNEY12,20011,7002,780 LB / ACRE325,000 CWT
BEANS, DRY EDIBLE, NAVY800800
POTATOES
POTATOES15,00014,800435 CWT / ACRE6,438,000 CWT8.6 $ / CWT55,367,000
POTATOES, FALL15,00014,800435 CWT / ACRE6,438,000 CWT8.6 $ / CWT55,367,000
SORGHUM
SORGHUM, GRAIN160,00082 BU / ACRE13,120,000 BU6.85 $ / CWT50,328,000
SORGHUM210,000
SORGHUM, SILAGE20,00012 TONS / ACRE240,000 TONS
SUNFLOWER
SUNFLOWER36,00033,5001,345 LB / ACRE45,055,000 LB23.5 $ / CWT10,573,000
SUNFLOWER, NON-OIL TYPE11,00010,5001,750 LB / ACRE18,375,000 LB33 $ / CWT6,064,000
SUNFLOWER, OIL TYPE25,00023,0001,160 LB / ACRE26,680,000 LB16.9 $ / CWT4,509,000
MILLET
MILLET, PROSO120,000111,00029 BU / ACRE3,219,000 BU3.15 $ / BU10,140,000
OATS
OATS90,00020,00080 BU / ACRE1,600,000 BU3 $ / BU4,800,000
HAYLAGE
HAYLAGE55,0006.05 TONS / ACRE333,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, ALFALFA35,0005.5 TONS / ACRE193,000 TONS
HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)20,0007 TONS / ACRE140,000 TONS
SUGARBEETS
SUGARBEETS48,00046,50028.8 TONS / ACRE1,339,000 TONS
HAY & HAYLAGE
HAY & HAYLAGE2,610,0002.37 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS6,192,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, (EXCL ALFALFA)1,760,0001.53 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS2,694,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
HAY & HAYLAGE, ALFALFA160,000850,0004.12 TONS / ACRE, DRY BASIS3,498,000 TONS, DRY BASIS
(NA) Not Available
(D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations
(S) Insufficient number of reports to establish an estimate
(X) Not Applicable
(Z) Less than half the rounding unit

Census State Profile: Nebraska

Ranked Items Within The U.S., 2012
ItemQuantityU.S. RankUniverse 1
MARKET VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SOLD ($1,000)
Total value of agricultural products sold23,068,756450
   Value of crops, including nursery and greenhouse 11,377,933550
   Value of livestock, poultry, and their products11,690,823450
 
VALUE OF SALES BY COMMODITY GROUP ($1,000)
Grains, oilseeds, dry beans, and dry peas10,698,861450
Tobacco--19
Cotton and cottonseed--17
Vegetables, melons, potatoes and sweet potatoes101,1412350
Fruit, tree nuts, and berries3,1574450
Nursery, greenhouse, floriculture and sod46,0163850
Cut Christmas trees and short rotation woody crops1,0273049
Other crops and hay527,7321150
Poultry and eggs216,3702750
Cattle and calves10,098,166350
Milk from cows219,7242650
Hogs and pigs1,085,828650
Sheep, goats, wool, mohair, and milk14,2891850
Horses, ponies, mules, burros, and donkeys22,8091950
Aquaculture3,5504050
Other animals and other animal products30,0861350
 
TOP CROP ITEMS (acres)
Corn for grain9,087,851349
Soybeans for beans4,983,253645
Forage-land used for all hay and haylage, grass silage, and greenchop2,487,312550
Wheat for grain, all1,309,2691049
Winter wheat for grain1,302,674748
 
TOP LIVESTOCK INVENTORY ITEMS (number)
Layers9,351,6881450
Cattle and calves6,385,675250
Hogs and pigs2,992,576650
Pullets for laying flock replacement2,579,6641550
Broilers and other meat-type chickens908,9652850

Other State Highlights, 2012
Economic Characteristics Quantity
Farm by value of sales
   Less than $1,0008,731
   $1,000 to $2,4991,917
   $2,500 to $4,9992,224
   $5,000 to $9,9992,850
   $10,000 to $19,9992,996
   $20,000 to $24,9991,002
   $25,000 to $39,9992,457
   $40,000 to $49,9991,254
   $50,000 to $99,9995,071
   $100,000 to $249,9997,116
   $250,000 to $499,9995,634
   $500,000 or more8,717
  
Total farm production expenses ($1,000)19,175,997
   Average per farm ($)383,758
  
Net cash farm income of the operations ($1,000)5,426,292
   Average per farm ($)108,593
Operator Characteristics Quantity
Principal operators by primary occupation
   Farming29,819
   Other20,150
 
Principal operators by sex
   Male45,878
   Female4,091
  
Average age of principal operator55.7
 
All operators by race 2
   American Indian or Alaska Native114
   Asian34
   Black or African American32
   Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
   White74,514
   More than one race92
  
All operators of Spanish, Hispanic or Latino Origin 2494

Note: See "Census of Agriculture, Volume 1, Geographic Area Series" for complete footnotes, explanations, definitions, and methodology.
   1 Universe is number of states in U.S. with item.
   2 Data were collected for a maximum of three operators per farm.
  (D) Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual operations.
   - Represents zero.