UNL CropWatch Feb. 11, 2011: USDA Reports Nebraska Farm Numbers Unchanged

UNL CropWatch Feb. 11, 2011: USDA Reports Nebraska Farm Numbers Unchanged

Feb. 11, 2011

The number of Nebraska farms and ranches was unchanged during 2010, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Nebraska Field Office.

The number of farms and ranches in the state, at 47,200, was the same as 2009 but down 200 from 2008. Numbers of farms and ranches in Nebraska with less than $100,000 in agricultural sales declined by 700 farms, while operations with more than $100,000 were up by 700 farms. The decline in smaller farms was largely the result of existing farms moving into higher sales categories.

Land in farms and ranches in Nebraska totaled 45.6 million acres, unchanged from last year. The average size of operation, at 966 acres, showed no change from 2009.

Access the national publication for this release at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/FarmLandIn//2010s/2011/FarmLandIn-02-11-2011.pdf