Nebraska Loses 500 Farms/Ranches from 2013
Nebraska's number of farms and ranches declined during 2014, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 49,100, was down 500 farms from 2013. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales declined 800 farms from 2013 while operations with more than $100,000 increased 300 farms from 2013.
Land in farms and ranches in Nebraska totaled 45.2 million acres, down 100,000 acres from 2013. The average size of operation, at 921 acres, was up 8 acres from the year earlier.
Nationally, the number of US farms in 2014 was estimated at 2.08 million, down 18,000 farms from 2013. Total land in farm, at 913 million acres, decreased 1.03 million acres from 2013. The average farm size for 2014 is 438 acres, up 3 acres from the previous year.
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