Nebraska

State Quick Facts

Population
1,934,408

Total State GDP
$127,036,500,000

State Land Area (Acres)
49,167,360

Land in Forest
3%

Land in Farms
91%

Number of Farms
45,700

Average Farm Size (acres)
982

Farm Real Estate Value (per acre) 
$2,850

Agricultural Cash Receipts 
$21,299,624,000

Cash Receipts from Crops 
$9,385,157,000

Cash Receipts from Animals 
$11,914,468,000

Top Ag. Commodities

Cattle and Calves
 $10,583,711,000

Corn
 $5,818,189,000

Soybeans
 $2,587,240,000

Hogs
 $813,183,000

Wheat
 $248,865,000

Top Ag. Exports

Corn
 $1,476,573,551

Beef and Veal
 $1,318,493,096

Soybeans
 $1,218,671,884

Feeds and Other Feed Grains
 $950,832,523

Grain Products, Processed
 $380,585,104

Nebraska Economic Contribution and Impact Research

In 2018, Nebraska generated around $21.3 billion in agricultural cash receipts with the highest valued commodities being cattle and calves, corn, and soybeans. That same year, the value of Nebraska’s agricultural production and processing industries represented 9.4 percent of total state GDP. Some of the dollars generated by these industries end up being re-spent within the local economy, bringing additional value to the state through “multiplier effects.” Economic impact and contribution studies measure these effects, which can be broken down into direct, indirect, and induced economic effects.

Websites, reports, fact sheets, and articles related to the economic impacts and contributions of Nebraska’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found below. 

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Information related to Nebraska’s food, fiber, and forest industries can be found by visiting the following website(s):

*As of 2018, no standard methodology exists for producing economic impact or economic contribution reports.  Please exercise caution when viewing and comparing reports as each may vary significantly in terms of source data and analysis and reporting methodology.